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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"


  1. Ukulele is a musical genre.
  2. "Ukulele" a.k.a. "Ukulélé" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "Ukulele" is a musical album of Kaláka.
    • released in (23 years ago)

Phrases with Ukulele

  1. Plagithmysus ukulele
  2. species Plagithmysus ukulele

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ukulele

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Google previewOur Journey with Radiance and Rosebud (2010)

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 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 previewThe Book of Musical Knowledge (1915)

The History, Technique, and Appreciation of Music, Together with Lives of the Great Composers, for Music-lovers, Students and Teachers by Arthur Elson

The Hawaiian ukulele is a small instrument of guitar-like shape and tone quality. The mandolin comes in several forms, but the most usual one has four pairs of strings, tuned like the violin strings. The lowest pair are catgut covered with silver ...

Google previewCreative musical experiences (2006)

Background Sadly, the ukulele is a highly underrated yet incredibly versatile and effective instrument for accompanying music. It has its ancestry in the smaller Portuguese tenor guitar, and was adopted and adapted by Hawaiian musicians.

Google preview20 Progressive Fingerstyle Studies for Uke (2011)

by Rob MacKillop

The ukulele is an extraordinary instrument, with a remarkable history. Apart from its well—practiced use as a strummed accompaniment instrument, it is capable of real beauty, and the most delicate expression. It has as much depth as ...

Google previewJunkyard Jam Band (2015)

DIY Musical Instruments and Noisemakers by David Erik Nelson

The emblematic ukulele is the result of Hawaiians combining two Portuguese stringed instruments. A uke has the tuning of a stripped-down Portuguese rajão ( with one string removed to make the chord fingering easier) and the small body of a ...

Google previewLlewellyn's Complete Dictionary of Dreams (2015)

Over 1,000 Dream Symbols and Their Universal Meanings by Michael Lennox

Ukulele: Any dream with a musical instrument may be a call to being more creatively expressive. However, a ukulele is a fairly obscure instrument, and the call here may be to explore something that is off the beaten path or truly unique.

Google previewDirt Simple Uke (2015)

by Carr, Joe

The ukulele is a great choice for those who may feel challenged by other stringed instruments. Almost immediately, the beginner can start strumming and have fun making music. The music and instruction here are designed for those with little ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Word Origins (2010)

by Julia Cresswell

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

Google previewUkulele Handbook (2010)

by Axel Richter

FOREWORD The ukulele is a unique instrument, reasonably priced and, due to its small size, a great travel companion. This handy instrument can go anywhere anytime: in hotels or on buses, whether you're camping or on tour. Similar to the ...

Google previewMusic (2013)

by DK

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 previewUkulele Chord Encyclopedia (2013)

by Alfred Music

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 previewRaupo Pocket Dictionary Of Modern Maori (2009)

by P M Ryan

askquestions ui ake ata laterdate uira lightning uiui inquire, interrogate uiuinga interview uka bloodclot, euchre ūkaipō alma mater, mother ukanga density ukarere ukulele uki ...

Google previewThe Sterling Dictionary For Misspellers (1995)

by Vijaya Kumar

CORRECT WORD ubiquity ukulele ulceration ulterior ultimatum umbilical umpire undoubtin g undulatory unevenness unforgettable unforgivable unguent unison universal unleash unmistakably unsuitable unveil unwieldy unwrap unyielding ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

ukulele vla. – viola vln. – violin vib. – vibraphone voc. – vocalist; vocal vtbn. – valve trombone wshbd. – washboard xyl. – xylophone FESTIVALS Colo. JP – Colorado Jazz Party IJF – Idaho (Lionel Hampton) Jazz Festival MJF – Monterey Jazz ...

Google previewThe Standard Dictionary of Facts (1919)

History, Language, Literature, Biography, Geography, Travel, Art, Government, Politics, Industry, Invention, Commerce, Science, Education, Natural History, Statistics and Miscellany by Henry Woldmar Ruoff

ukulele, 6o-k66-ld'-ld. ultimatum, ul-tl-md'-tum. umbrella, Hm-breV-a. undersigned, Hn-der-sind' . uninterested, ...

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 New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

Possessing a sharp wit and a gift for storytelling, Maxine played the ukulele and traveled the world. Similarly, Allison Sr. was an accomplished stride piano player. Mose can recall ...

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Quotes about Ukulele

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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