ukulele

ukulele
/yooh'keuh lay"lee/; Hawaiian. /ooh'koo lay"lay/, n.
a small, guitarlike musical instrument associated chiefly with Hawaiian music.
Also, ukelele.
[1895-1900, Amer.; < Hawaiian 'ukulele leaping flea ('uku flea + lele to jump, leap), a nickname given to British army officer Edward Purvis (who popularized the instrument at the court of King Kalakaua), in reference to his lively playing style]

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Small Hawaiian four-stringed guitar.

It developed out of a similar Portuguese instrument introduced to Hawaii by sailors in the 1870s. It became highly popular in the U.S. after World War I, when it was used in jazz and bluegrass ensembles and more widely as an amateur solo instrument.

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also spelled  Ukelele 

      (Hawaiian: “flea”), small guitar derived from the machada, or machete, a four-stringed guitar introduced into Hawaii by the Portuguese in the 1870s. It is seldom more than 24 inches (60 cm) long.

      The ukulele has been played in Europe and the United States as a jazz and solo instrument in the 20th century. It is tuned (in the middle-C octave) g′–c′–e′–a′ or d′–f♯′–a′–b′.

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Universalium. 2010.

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