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."