how to pronounce ukulele


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the above transcription of ukulele is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ukulele is pronounced in four syllables

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example pitch curve for pronunciation of ukulele


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video examples of ukulele pronunciation

An example use of ukulele in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… the tiny but mighty ukulele is the star …”

meanings of ukulele


  1. A small four-stringed guitar.

ukulele frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word ukulele occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics ukulele can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that ukulele can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

words that rhyme with ukulele


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