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Most of my ukulele heroes were traditional players from Hawaii, like Eddie Kamae and Ohta-san. There may not be uke stars in popular culture, but there are certainly pop stars that play uke - George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul McCartney.
Jake Shimabukuro

Meaning of "uke" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UKE

uke  [juːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UKE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Uke is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UKE


bouk
buːk
caoutchouc
ˈkaʊtʃuːk
chinook
tʃɪˈnuːk
douc
duːk
duke
djuːk
ewk
juːk
fluke
fluːk
juke
dʒuːk
kook
kuːk
Luke
luːk
mook
muːk
nuke
njuːk
puke
pjuːk
rebuke
rɪˈbjuːk
Seljuk
sɛlˈdʒuːk
snook
snuːk
souk
suːk
spook
spuːk
suq
suːk
zouk
zuːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UKE

uk
UK garage
UK Overseas Territory
UKAEA
ukase
UKBA
UKCC
ukelele
UKIP
ukiyo-e
Ukr.
Ukraine
Ukrainian
ukulele
Ulaanbaatar
ulama
ulan

WORDS THAT END LIKE UKE

alike
bike
Blake
brake
broke
cake
dislike
fake
ke
lake
like
make
mike
Nike
smoke
strike
take
there´s nothing like
unlike
wake

Synonyms and antonyms of uke in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «uke» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UKE

Find out the translation of uke to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of uke from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «uke» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

受身
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

uke
570 millions of speakers

English

uke
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

uke
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

UKE
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

уке
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

uke
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

uke
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

uke
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Uke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ukulele
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ウクレレ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

UKE
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Uke
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

uke
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

uke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Uke
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

uke
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

uke
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

UKE
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уке
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uke
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

uke
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uke
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

UKE
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of uke

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UKE»

The term «uke» is very widely used and occupies the 18.882 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UKE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «uke» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «uke» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about uke

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QUOTES WITH «UKE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word uke.
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Jake Shimabukuro
Most of my ukulele heroes were traditional players from Hawaii, like Eddie Kamae and Ohta-san. There may not be uke stars in popular culture, but there are certainly pop stars that play uke - George Harrison, Eddie Vedder, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul McCartney.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UKE»

Discover the use of uke in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to uke and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Chord Melody Method for Uke
This book teaches you how to create melodies and chord solos on the ukulele.
Jerry Moore, 2012
2
20 Progressive Fingerstyle Studies for Uke
The ukulele is an extraordinary instrument with a remarkable history.
Rob MacKillop, 2011
3
Baritone Uke Chords
Also includes helpful photos and information on the correct way to hold the baritone ukulele and the pick, and on tuning the baritone uke. This book may also be used with the tenor ukulele in D-G-B-E tuning.
Mel Bay, 2010
4
Uke Chords Made Easy
A comprehensive 96-page, large print perfect-bound ukulele chord dictionary containing hundreds of chord forms ranging from major, minor and dominant 7th forms to the various extensions such as minor 7b5, 9th, minor 9th and more!
William Bay, 2012
5
You Can Teach Yourself Uke
Contents. How To Hold The Uke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Parts Of The Uke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Ways To Tune Your Uke .
William Bay, 2010
6
101 Three-Chord Children's Songs for Guitar, Banjo and Uke
With the Three-Chord Children's Songbook you will need only minimal playing skills and three chords–G, C, and D7–to accompany each song in this great book. the jam-packed book is invaluable for all beginning musicians, casual musicians, ...
Larry McCabe, 2010
7
Uke Ballads: A Treasury of Twenty-Five Love Songs Old and New
In this wonderful collection Ian Whitcomb shows how to handle the uke in such a romantic way that the gently murmuring strums emerge to act as a sweet stream of accompaniment upon which one's vocals can float along smoothly and pleasingly.
Ian Whitcomb, 2001
8
Ukulele For Dummies, Enhanced Edition
If you're among the tens of thousands of people who have fallen victim to the ukulele fever epidemic that's sweeping the globe, this book is the cure.
Alistair Wood, 2011
9
Uke Tunes Made Easy
A comprehensive 96-page, large print/big note perfect-bound ukulele tune book with over 50 tunes.
William Bay, 2012
10
Fun with the Baritone Uke
Information on tuning and positioning is also included. Even an absolute beginner should find this book very easy to comprehend.
Mel Bay, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UKE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term uke is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Uke couldn't make it up
It will be the first time the ukulele players have taken part as they perform acoustic sets, including classic Edwardian songs and music hall favourites. «Lancashire Evening Post, Jul 15»
2
Uke It Up At The Mountain View Library
On the Fourth Monday of the month, at 6:30 pm, MVPL hosts a drop-in ukulele jam. Each evening starts with a short lesson for beginners, then things really start ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
3
Oxbow Ukuleles: Napa Goes Uke-A-Palooza
Uke-A-Palooza unfurls the soft, enchanting sounds of the ukulele at Napa's Oxbow Public Market on Friday, July 31. Updated at 2:42 PM PDT on Tuesday, Jul 7, ... «NBC Bay Area, Jul 15»
4
Uke workshop inspires swaying, smiling
Musician Richard Gilewitz leads a group guitar/ukulele workshop at the High Springs Playhouse during his "Acoustic Adventures" concert tour, Saturday, June ... «Gainesville Sun, Jun 15»
5
At Uke Box Caffe in Libis, ukulele is the star
COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Ukulele was a pretty big thing in Manila last year, but we didn't know that (1) it is still trending and (2) the scene is big enough to merit ... «Coconuts Manila, Jun 15»
6
Canada Ukes festival promises four-stringed fun
McNie strums his ukulele. Some two dozen players follow suit. Heads bob, feet tap and little instruments reverberate in clear, bright tones as McNie prances in ... «Toronto Star, May 15»
7
Uke-A-Palooza brings ukulele enthusiasts together
First rule is no criticizing, and the second rule is no throwing food, and then we just have fun,” said CheezLand Uke Band Club President Bill Trubilowicz. «News8000.com - WKBT, May 15»
8
Uke festival show goes on
It may have been unseasonal weather in Lauder yesterday, but the show did go on at the ukulele festival. Despite cold winds and snow-coated hills requiring ... «Otago Daily Times, Feb 15»
9
Uke orchestra tugging heartstrings
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra has been dressing up and strumming away at the less cool relative of the guitar since 2005 when Bret McKenzie ... «Stuff.co.nz, Nov 14»
10
Luke the Uke brings retro vaudeville to Bryant Lake Bowl
Luke the Uke greets the audience during a show called the Ukulele Alley Cartoon ExtravaGONZO at the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Minneapolis on Saturday, ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Oct 14»

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