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ukulele

(yo͞okəlā`lē), Hawaiian musical instrument developed from the Portuguese guitar. It has a fretted fingerboard and four strings that are plucked or strummed. Patented in 1917, the ukulele became popular in the United States in the 1920s. It is also spelled ukelele.
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ukulele

, ukelele
a small four-stringed guitar, esp of Hawaii
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He owned seven ukuleles altogether and accumulated a large archive of Formby memorabilia including records, photos, sheet music, copies of The Vellum Magazine, bow ties and an original script for 1942 Formby film Much Too Shy, which all went under the hammer."
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