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Definition of "yoik" []

  • A traditional style of Sami singing or chanting (noun)
  • To sing in a traditional Sami style (verb)

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Use "yoik" in a sentence
  • "A fascinating style from Lapland, it's really more of a verb -- you "yoik" someone by creating their essence in a mélange of yelping and swooping somewhere between the sound of American Indian chanting, Meredith Monk's vocal improvisations and a wounded reindeer."
  • "It's really more of a verb -- you "yoik" someone by creating his or her essence in a mélange of yelping and swooping."
  • "Even better I thought was him singing with Finnish band Hedningarna, which had this yoik (kind of like either Arab wailing or Native American chanting) with this funky techno music under it."
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