ʻūlili/ ʻū.lili /
1. n.v., Wandering tattler (Heteroscelus incanum), a slender regular winter migrant to Hawaiʻi, slaty above and white with dusky bars and streaks beneath. It breeds in Alaska and the Yukon. The cry of the bird; to cry thus.
- PPN ku(u)lili.
2. n., Police whistle; ancient type of bamboo whistle; sound of these whistles. The whistles are said to be named for the cry of the tattler.
3. n., A bamboo tube used for blowing on a fire; to use this tube.
4. n., A musical instrument consisting of three gourds pierced by a stick; a whirring sound is made by pulling a string, thus twirling the gourds.
7. vs., Steep, as a mountain road.
8. vs., Firm.
- See wai ʻūlili.
9. n., A religious ceremony in ʻanāʻanā, sorcery.
10. Variant of hulili.
- Kuʻu ʻia maila kekahi ānuenue i ʻūlili ʻia (Laie 581), let down a rainbow that sparkled.
- PCP kulili, cf. Marquesan kuʻiʻi.
11. n., Poles separating bannisters, as on stairs; rails of hōlua sleds.
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