ēhē/ ē.hē /
interjection, Syllables repeated in chants at ends of verses, affording pleasure by repetition or sameness of sound harmonizing with repetition of sameness of drum beat; similar in function to English tra-la-la but different in mood, tending to be more serious.
- Eia nō ʻo Kāwika, ēhē, ka heke aʻo nā pua, ēhē (chant for Ka-lā-kaua), here is David, ah, ah, the greatest of descendants, ah, ah.
- Cf. ēhā.
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