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ukulele

u·ku·le·le

ukulele

pronunciation:
yu k leI li
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small guitarlike musical instrument with four strings that was popularized in Hawaii.
 
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Ukulele is a Hawaiian word that means "leaping or jumping flea." The "ukelele" was brought to Hawaii by the Portuguese.
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