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Thread #42540   Message #618903
Posted By: katlaughing
31-Dec-01 - 02:14 AM
Thread Name: 10K for a Uke??!!
Subject: RE: 10K for a Uke??!!
Looks as though either way is correct (my emphasis):

Main Entry: uku.le.le
Function: noun
Etymology: Hawaiian `ukulele, from `uku flea + lele jumping
Date: 1896
Variant(s): also uke.le.le /"yU-k&-'lA-lE, "U-/ : a small guitar of Portuguese origin popularized in Hawaii in the 1880s and strung typically with four strings