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n. Informal
A ukulele.
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(Instruments) informal a ukulele
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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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