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kūakā / kū.akā / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

interjection, Boom, boom!

  • Examples:
    • ʻO ka ʻili kalakala, ʻili nākolokolo, kūakā ke kani, he kani kūpaukolo (For. 6:412), a rough skin [of shark on a drum], a rumbling skin, a boom-boom sound, a rub-a-dub sound.

Tags: onomatopoeia

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