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Meaning of "ukelele" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UKELELE

ukelele  [ˌjuːkəˈleɪlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UKELELE

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ukelele 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.

WHAT DOES UKELELE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ukelele

Ukulele

The ukulele sometimes abbreviated to uke, is a member of the guitar family of instruments; it generally employs four nylon or gut strings or four courses of strings. The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of the machete, a small guitar-like instrument related to the cavaquinho, timple, braguinha and the rajão, taken to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, many from the Macaronesian Islands. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally. The tone and volume of the instrument varies with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH UKELELE


bailey
ˈbeɪlɪ
Baillie
ˈbeɪlɪ
Baily
ˈbeɪlɪ
banjolele
ˈbændʒəˌleɪlɪ
banjulele
ˌbændʒʊˈleɪlɪ
Bareilly
bəˈreɪlɪ
daily
ˈdeɪlɪ
Disraeli
dɪzˈreɪlɪ
gayly
ˈɡeɪlɪ
Haley
ˈheɪlɪ
Israeli
ɪzˈreɪlɪ
Paley
ˈpeɪlɪ
paly
ˈpeɪlɪ
radiale
ˌreɪdɪˈeɪlɪ
Rayleigh
ˈreɪlɪ
scaly
ˈskeɪlɪ
shaly
ˈʃeɪlɪ
snaily
ˈsneɪlɪ
ukulele
ˌjuːkəˈleɪlɪ
wally
ˈweɪlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE UKELELE

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE UKELELE

abele
allele
clientele
Cybele
dele
ekpwele
hele
hydrocele
kantele
kebele
Ndebele
Passchendaele
Peele
Ramphele
Scheele
Schiele
sele
Steele
stele
triskele

Synonyms and antonyms of ukelele in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ukelele» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UKELELE

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The translations of ukelele from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ukelele» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

ukelele
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ukelele
570 millions of speakers

English

ukelele
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ukelele
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوكلل)
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Ukelele
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ukelele
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ukelele
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ukulélé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ukelele
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

ukelele
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ukelele
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ukelele
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ukelele
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उकेलेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ukelele
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ukelele
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ukelele
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Ukelele
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ukelele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ukelele
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ukelele
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ukelele
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ukelele
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ukelele

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UKELELE»

The term «ukelele» is regularly used and occupies the 60.423 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UKELELE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UKELELE»

Discover the use of ukelele in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ukelele and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Easy Ukelele: A GUIDE for ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (colour Version)
Different types of ukelele The main types of ukelele are the banjo ukelele and little guitar shaped ones. The banjo ukeleles are much louder and right in your face, and the guitar shaped ones have a more mellow sound and come in four ...
Ian Campbell, 2011
2
Ukelele Songbook: Play 50 Popular Songs in Music Notation Or ...
(Fretted). This terrific collection for beginning to advanced ukulele players features easy arrangements of 50 great songs, in standard notation and uke tablature.
Ron Middlebrook, 1999
3
The Ukelele Playlist
Over 30 classic songs to strum and sing, specially arranged for the ukulele! Includes full yrics, strumming patterns and ukulele chord diagrams.
Alex Davis (arranger.), Helen Crook, 2009
4
Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man
(He dedicated "Nocturne" to Israel Citkowitz and "Ukelele Serenade" to Dushkin.) "Nocturne" gave rise, at least indirectly, to both the Symphonic Ode (1929) and the Piano Variations (1930), while Copland used both it and "Ukelele Serenade"  ...
Howard Pollack, 2000
5
Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance
Put Away That Ukelele and Bring Out the Old Banjo I. Don't you hear old Orpheus * calling to you, Alexander Poe? He says just quit that ukelele and play on the old banjo/ Those Honolulu jingles, like the dog, has had its day, Go put the faithful ...
Maureen Honey, 2006
6
Ukulele For Dummies
The print version of the book includes a CD with audio tracks of the entire musical notation in the book—creating a total musical instruction package Offers instruction in a variety of styles—including pop, folk, holiday favorites, and ...
Alistair Wood, 2011
7
What Was The Film When? The Movies of Laurel and Hardy
-83- King, Dane and Arthur, Albertina Rasch Ballet, Cliff “Ukelele King, Dane and Arthur, Albertina Rasch Ballet, Cliff “Ukelele King, Dane and Arthur, Albertina Rasch Ballet, Cliff “Ukelele King, Dane and Arthur, Albertina Rasch Ballet, Cliff ...
Mark Potts, Dave Shephard, 2007
8
Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues
I did play with Will Shade, Ukelele Kid, and . . . According to Dukes, Ukelele Kid was Charlie Burse of the Memphis Jug Band (Springer 1977, 20). "I would go around with Ukelele. . . . Ukelele Kid and Will Shade," Dukes told Springer (1977,  ...
Fred J. Hay, 2005
9
Take Control of Fonts in Leopard
All you have to do is drag characters from Character Palette onto a keyboard layout in Ukelele; you can stick to basics or venture into multilevel dead keys. Ukelele makes the keyboard, and you stick it in ~/Library/Keyboard Layouts. On your ...
Sharon Zardetto, 2008
10
Take Control of Fonts in Mac OS X
Well, you can, with the free Ukelele, from SIL Software. First, let me say that my spellchecker is annoyed that this utility isn't named Ukulele. Next, let me say that's the only thing wrong with this program. All you have to do is drag characters from ...
Sharon Zardetto Aker, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UKELELE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ukelele is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ukelele boy to perform at festival
He started learning to play the ukelele 15 months ago as he was interested in the guitar and mandolin. He also studies musical theatre at Chesterfield Studios ... «Buxton Advertiser, Jul 15»
2
Ukelele playing chimp shows off her incredible musical talent in this …
And like ukelele-playing Beatles legend Paul McCartney she plays the instrument left handed. Getty Paul McCartney. Ukelele fan: Paul McCartney. She then ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
Owner snares ukelele raider
The owner of a music store who had had a ukelele stolen from his shop spotted the ... who had taken the ukelele from Stagebox on Blackpool's Central Drive. «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Best man ditches traditional speech to perform cheeky ditty on a …
But Irishman Matt O'Boyle had no such worries, whipping out a ukelele to perform a song that he had written for his brother Sean and his bride Caroline. Now the ... «Daily Mail, Jun 15»
5
Huddersfield welcomes ukelele fans from around the world
The distinctive sound of the ukelele is enjoying such popularity that tickets for the third Grand Northern Ukelele Festival - the second to be held in Huddersfield ... «Huddersfield Examiner, May 15»
6
The real reason Warren Buffett plays ukelele
Buffett revealed he first started playing the ukelele many years ago to impress a female student he had a “crush” on during college. Buffett, CEO of Berkshire ... «USA TODAY, May 15»
7
Brookland Ukelele group entertains at the library
Members of the Brookland Ukelele group, led by Suzanne Doane, entertained an audience at the McConnell Library on Wednesday. The group was part of the ... «Cape Breton Post, May 15»
8
Watch: Warren Buffett sings Coca-Cola song, plays ukelele to …
He also loves Ukeleles. That's why Coca-Cola made him one shaped like the brand's iconic bottles which just happen to be celebrating its 100th birthday, and its ... «City A.M., May 15»
9
Warren Buffett Played a Classic Coke Jingle on the Ukelele for the …
Warren Buffett is known for many things, but singing hasn't been one of them—until now. Buffett played "I'd Like to Buy the World a Coke" on a custom ukulele ... «Adweek, Apr 15»
10
Playtonic Games turns to Kickstarter to boost Project Ukelele
Since Playtonic revealed its existence back in February, players have been eagerly anticipating what the studio -- created by former members of GoldenEye and ... «Wired.co.uk, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ukelele [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ukelele>. Dec 2022 ».
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