ukulele


ukulele
   The Hawaiian guitar has a Hawaiian name meaning literally 'jumping flea,' from uku, 'flea,' and lele, 'jumping.' The reference is presumably to the nimble action of the player's fingers.

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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