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Definition of the noun ukulele

What does ukulele mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ukuleles

  1. a small guitar having four strings
    • examples: Tom was sitting on the edge of the desk playing his ukulele. | Tom can't even play one song on his ukulele without making mistakes. | Tom encouraged Mary to take ukulele lessons. | Tom doesn't want a ukulele made of plastic. | All Tom wanted was for Mary to play a couple of tunes on her ukulele. | "Looks like Maki's a twin!" Ken said. "Really now," I replied, totally uninterested. Maki was a member of a ukulele club that ran beside our club in the school lounge. She looked lovely in Ken's eyes, but to me she was just the sixth cutest girl in class - average, in my opinion. | I'll teach you how to play the ukulele if you want me to. | I haven't played the ukulele in years. | Tom sat under a tree, strumming his ukulele.
    • region: Aloha State / Haw. / Hawai'i / Hawaii / HI
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of ukulele: uke
    • more generic word: guitar = a stringed instrument usually having six strings

Alternative definition of the noun ukulele


  1. [musical instruments] A small four-stringed guitar.


Ukulele is a musical group.

  • also known as Yuko Lilun, Àu§J§õªL, 优客李林, You Ke Li Lin, 優克李林
  • members:
    • Terry Lin between and (5 years)
    • 李驥 between and (5 years)
  • albums: "優客年代" (disc 1: 優盤), "精選優客李林", "Ocean Deep", "捍衛愛情", "認錯", "黃絲帶", "昨日·今日·永遠", "少年遊", "最深的想念: 未完成的優客李林", "Perhaps Love"

There are other groups with ukulele in their name, like The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.

Phrases with ukulele

  1. Plagithmysus ukulele
  2. species Plagithmysus ukulele

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for ukulele

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Google previewMusic, Physics and Engineering (2013)

by Harry F. Olson

The ukulele is a small version of the guitar. It consists of four strings stretched between a combination bridge and tailpiece fastened to the flat top of the body and the end of a fretted finger board (Fig. 5.63). The four open strings of the ukulele ...

Google previewFuture Information Engineering (2 Volume Set) (2014)

by Garry Lee

Nowadays, the ukulele is a very popular musical instrument because it is melodious, easy to carry, and inexpensive. However, self-studying on the ukulele is difficult for beginners because the existing ukulele lessons lack necessary ...

Google preview20 Progressive Fingerstyle Studies for Uke (2011)

by Rob MacKillop

The ukulele is an extraordinary instrument with a remarkable history.

Google previewWhat Every Principal Needs to Know to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools (2012)

by George Theoharis, Jeffrey S. Brooks

The ukulele is an instrument that is relatively easy to play, allowing for a quick path to a satisfying musical experience; it can be used to accompany songs, it can be performed by an individual student without the need for a teacher and other ...

Google previewThe Mid-Pacific Magazine (1915)

The Ukulele is the Hawaiian musical instrument that has become known the world over. The real Hawaiian ukulele is manufactured by Jonah Kumalae at 1719 Liliha Street, phone 2384-. Here a force of Hawaiian workmen who know and love ...

Google previewMusic (2013)

The ukulele is a small guitar developed in Hawaii during the 19th century from the Portuguese cavaquinho. It has four strings that are plucked or strummed, while the pitch of the notes is changed by fretting the strings at the neck. Different sizes ...

Google previewOur Journey with Radiance and Rosebud (2010)

by Beckwith & Stewart

A ukulele is a small musical instrument with 4 strings. Ukuleles are usually made of wood and have fretted necks. Ukuleles...

Google previewEasy Ukulele Method (2010)

by Mary Lou Stout Dempler

The ukulele is an instrument for everyone and every type of music!! Whether it's rock, country, jazz,

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele (2012)

by David Hodge

The ukulele is a relatively new instrument, yet it has a rich history. • The four basic sizes of...

The baritone ukulele is the largest of the four basic ukes and its strings are normally tuned quite lower than those of the soprano ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

The ukulele is a development of a Portuguese instrument called the machete that ...

Google previewParadise of the Pacific (1906)

The ukulele is a unique souvenir of the Islands. * * * A CONSERVATIVE COMPANY The Pacific Conservative Life Insurance Company of California, Wilber S. Tupper President, is doing the heaviest share of the life insurance business on the ...

Google previewUkulele Chord Encyclopedia (2013)

by Various

Since your ukulele has only four strings, you can play only three- or four-note voicings, but it is not uncommon to omit the root from a voicing. In this book,a rootless voicing is indicated with a single asterisk (*) to the right of the chord diagram.

Google previewEssential Dictionary of Orchestration (Pocket Size Book)

by Black, Dave, Gerou, Tom

WRITTEN RANGE Sounds as written GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS • Of Portuguese origin, the ukulele is comprised of four strings (each with a range of an octave) that are tuned to the following notes: -e- -e- • The instrument is primarily ...

Google previewLaird & Lee's Webster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1920)

by Noah Webster

Russian imperial ukulele (ö-kö-lä-le), п .

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (1999)

by the late Leonard Feather, the late Ira Gitler Professor of Jazz History Manhattan School of Music

backed singer Cliff Edwards (“Ukulele Ike”). Made hundreds of jazz rec. dates between '26 and mid '30s w. Red Nichols; Jack Teagarden; Jack Pettis; Miff Mole; Dorsey Bros.; Red Norvo; Benny Goodman; ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Dictionary Define-a-Thon for the High SchoolFreshman (2007)

by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

harpsichord ukulele xylophone zither 53. A machine for lifting and moving heavy objects. It consists of a movable boom that is equipped with pulleys and ...

Google previewThe Standard Dictionary of Facts (1922)

History, Language, Literature, Biography, Geography, Travel, Art, Government, Politics, Industry, Invention, Commerce, Science, Education, Natural History, Statistics and Miscellany : a Practical Handbook of Ready Reference Based Upon Everyday Needs

ukulele, do-kob-ld'-la. ultimatum, Hl-tl-md'-tum. umbrella, um-brll'-a. undersigned, Hn-derslnd'. uninterested, ...

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ... by Frank Moore Colby, George Sandeman

Ukulele, a small guitar, originating in the Hawaiian Islands , now a widely popular instrument for jazz music. Ul'cer, a breach of continuity of ...

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I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well. (Don Henley)
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Scrabble value of U1K5U1L1E1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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