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onomatopoeia Pukui-Elbert Eng to Haw,

Huaʻōlelo hoʻopilipili leo.

  • Examples:
    • Examples of sounds believed onomatopoeic: ʻekelo (mynah bird); ō (peacock); kokō (hen, as after laying an egg); pūkōkō (hen in alarm); kōlea, kolekolea (kōlea bird); kolokolo (turkey gobbler); pōkeokeo (turkey hen); lawekeō (stilt bird); liʻoliʻo (liʻo bird); ōwī (ʻōʻū bird); ʻūlili (ʻūlili bird); kue (petrel bird); ʻowā (ʻaukuʻu bird); māʻāʻā (sheep, goat); nū, hū (pig); ʻolāʻolā (water); kuekue (tapping).
    • See baa, bowwow, bray, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, grunt, heehaw, honk, mew, moo, neigh, peep, quack, shish.

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