Definitions

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

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Paul Hillier, Estonian chamber choir make magic

  • It's really more of a verb -- you "yoik" someone by creating his or her essence in a mélange of yelping and swooping.

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  • 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.

    Sound and Spirit and URLs

  • Khakas odd meters are blending here with Sami yoik, dzuddahord is accompanying uilleann pipes, kaval meets chathan.

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  • Khakas odd meters are blending here with Sami yoik, dzuddahord is accompanying uilleann pipes, kaval meets chathan.

    WN.com - Articles related to Kyrgyzstan Swears in Caretaker President

  • For example, take the fascinating style from Lapland called yoik.

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  • But throughout the Arctic on Friday they turned out in colorful costumes, called Kofte, singing traditional yoik songs, and flying the Sami flag, to recall their roots.

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  • Suddenly I hear the la la la lo lo of a yoik, the chantlike poetry-song of the Sámi, coming from someone walking out on the tundra, but it’s too dark to see a soul.

    The Memory Palace

  • Suddenly I hear the la la la lo lo of a yoik, the chantlike poetry-song of the Sámi, coming from someone walking out on the tundra, but it’s too dark to see a soul.

    The Memory Palace

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  • "Yes, Strange accepted that what Morse had just said was exactly his own view. 'Morse. Let me give you a ring tomorrow, all right? We've got those bloody yoiks out on Broadmoor Lea to sort out ...'"

    - Colin Dexter, 'The Way Through The Woods'.

    November 1, 2008