It produces a characteristic sound that immediately takes us to tropical environments. The ukulele was born in Hawaii but has its roots in Western Europe. The ukulele is a four-stringed musical instrument made from wood that resembles a small classical guitar. English speakers pronounce it as “you-ka-ley-ley” but, in fact, the spelling of the word is an anglicized version of the original Hawaiian pronunciation “ju-ke-lei-li.”
What is a ukulele?