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n. Informal
A ukulele.


(Instruments) informal a ukulele


or u•ke•le•le

(ˌyu kəˈleɪ li, ˌu-)

n., pl. -les.
a small, guitarlike musical instrument associated chiefly with Hawaiian music.
[1895–1900 < Hawaiian ‘ukulele leaping flea]
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Noun1.uke - a small guitar having four stringsuke - a small guitar having four strings  
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
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As part of the Pimp My Uke project each artist will receive a blank ukulele from Community Music Wales which they will paint in their own unique style.
It's a showcase for all the student uke groups in the area," said Buck Mueller, an organizer of the event.
UKE entered the Liverpool Loves Business Festival's Bigger Pitcher competition in association with Agent Marketing and Spark-up, to help spread the message of the possibility of selling or purchasing a quality used kitchen and were unanimously chosen by the judges as the winner of the Growth category.
Uke a Bay is a free event funded by Colwyn Bay Town Council Events Committee, supported by the Colwyn Bay Chamber of Trade.
Workshops will be led by some of the top uke players, performers and makers in the world.
Figures for Wales and the UK in 2013 show that nearly one in four cattle - 24% - that are sent for slaughter at abattoirs across Britain had their livers condemned as a result of liver uke.
But the ensemble demonstrates an impressive range of sound that can be produced by ukes of various sizes and played in high and low registers to produce intricate melodies, basic tunes or complex chords.
CORONATION STREET Mon, Thur, Fri ITV1 h h d f h i l With the day of the musical contest between uke banjo playing Sylvia and pianist Norris approaching, it's obvious they're almost as talentless as each other.
In worship of the uke, there will be films, workshops and stalls selling paraphernalia, CDs and videos.
I am learning to play the uke and this was a masterclass.
Its background can best be explained by beginning with the Mari negation word uke 'there/it is not'.