Vocabulary list for

VOCAB GROUP: OLI text

  1. composer

    someone who writes a song or a poem

  2. contemporary

    modern

  3. entourage

    group of attendants

  4. hoʻokupu

    gift or offering given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha

  5. mele

    song or poetry

  6. mele inoa

    mele for the name of an aliʻi or a favorite person

  7. mele aloha

    mele showing aloha for someone or something

  8. mele kanikau

    mele for someone who has passed away

  9. uttered

    said

  10. uvula

    the soft pink tissue that hangs down from the roof of the mouth just above the throat

  11. vibrato

    slight variation in pitch while chanting, singing, or playing musical instruments.