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reo Play

1. (noun) voice, sound.

Ko ētahi reo i ririki, ko ētahi i rarahi, ko ētahi i tanguru (TPH 15/12/1900:3). / Some voices were soft, others were loud and some were deep.


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2. (noun) language, dialect, tongue, speech.

E pātai ana ahau, "He aha rā i hunā ai te reo rangatira i te iwi Māori i kore ai e akona ki te iwi Māori anō? He mate nui tēnei nō te iwi Māori, he mate hē noa iho, kāore he hara. Nā ā tātou Pākehā noa iho pea i pēhi kia kore e akona." (TTT 1/10/1921:4). / I am asking, "Why was the noble language hidden from the Māori people and not taught to them? This is a major problem for the Māori people, but it's merely an error, not a sin. It's probably because our Pākehā pressed that it not be taught."(A statement written in Māori by Paratene Ngata).
Haere ki a Wiremu wherawhera mai ai ngā whārangi, nā ka kitea aua kupu i reira, nō reira he aha kē tēnei tāwai i te reo? (HM 4/2009:3) / Go to Williams' dictionary and open the pages and those words will be found there, so just what is this criticism of the language about?
(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 181-187; Te Māhuri Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 2; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 37-53;)


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3. (noun) speech, utterance, statement, remark.

Mō taku take tuatahi, i pape taku reo. Nō te taenga mai nei o te pepa ka kite iho ahau i te hē (TTT 1/10/1929:1086). / Concerning my first issue, my statement was incorrect. When the newspaper arrived I discovered the mistake.


reo whakamahuki

1. (noun) aside.

Ko te reo whakamahuki he nuka whakaari, inā te kōrero hāngai a tētahi kiriwhakaari ki te hunga mātakitaki, ānō nei kāore e rangona e kiriwhakaari kē atu (RMR 2017). / An aside is a theatric device where an actor speaks directly to the audience as if the aside is not heard by any other actor (RMR 2017).


āheinga reo Play

1. (noun) language function.


reo kihi Play

1. (noun) an unintelligible language, gibberish, gobbledegook, mumbo-jumbo.

He tata rā tēnei ki te māramatanga nō taua nō te Māori, inā hoki kua rōia ētahi, kua kura mahita ētahi, kua minita ētahi, kua mema ētahi, kua mātau ētahi ki te reo kihi o te Pākehā (TP 1/12/1900:2). / We, the Māori, are nearing enlightenment because some are lawyers, some are teachers, some are ministers, some are members and some understand the unintelligible language of the Pākehā.


reo kōrero Play

1. (noun) spokesperson, representative.

Heoti, nō te hokinga o Te Wherowhero ki Waikato, ka whakawahia hei Kīngi, ka noho a Ngāpora ki Māngere hei reo kōrero mō te Kīngi ki te kāwana (TTR 1990:71). / However, when Te Wherowhero returned to live in Waikato and was installed as King, Ngāpora remained at Māngere to act as the King's representative to the governor.


reo irirangi

1. (noun) radio.

Nō te tau 1943 i whakatūria ko ia te Māori tuatahi o Aotearoa hai kaipāho mō ngā rongo kōrero i te reo irirangi (TTR 2000:143). / In 1943 he was first Māori in New Zealand to be appointed as a news broadcaster.


reo āpiti

1. (noun) voice-over.

He mea tino whakamahi te reo āpiti i ngā pāhotanga pakipūmeka me ngā rongo kōrero o te wā (RMR 2017). / Voice-over is used a lot in documentaries and news broadcasts (RMR 2017).


reo rotarota Play

1. (noun) sign language.

I te tau 2006 i te whiriwhiria te reo rotarota hei reo ā-ture tuatoru mō Aotearoa (Te Ara 2013). / In 2006 sign language became a third official language in New Zealand.


reo waiata

1. (noun) singing voice.

He kaha kē nei tana reo waiata (TTR 2000:195). / He had a strong singing voice.


2. (noun) vocalist, singer.

He korokoro tūī te reo waiata o taua rōpū (RTP 2015:96). / The vocalist of that group has a melodious voice.


reo tōtahi Play

1. (noun) monolingual, monoglot, unilingual.


nuka reo Play

1. language device, literary device.

Ko ngā nuka reo ngā rautaki, ko ngā āhuatanga o te reo, ka whakamahia e te kaikōrero, e te kaitito rānei, hei kawe, hei whakanikoniko i ōna whakaaro, hei whakauru hoki i te wairua e hiahiatia ana e ia kia puta. Hei tauira, ko te huahuatau, ko te kīwaha, ko te huarite (RMR 2017). / Literary devices are the strategies and features of language that are used by a speaker or composer to convey and embellish their ideas, and infuse them with the desired feeling. Examples of literary devices include metaphor, idiomatic expressions and rhyme (RMR 2017).


momo reo Play

1. (noun) type of language, register.

Ka ahu katoa mai ngā reo o Poronīhia i te momo reo o Austronesian (Te Ara 2011). / All Polynesian languages originate from the Austronesian language family.


mātanga reo Play

1. (noun) language consultant.


reo iere

1. (noun) tenor (music voice).


whakawaiwai reo Play

1. (noun) language laboratory.


reo mārū

1. (noun) baritone.


reo nguru

1. (noun) bass (singer).


reo tautoko

1. (noun) backing vocalist.


reo pekerangi Play

1. (modifier) mezzo-soprano - female singing voice whose range is between soprano and contralto.

Nā te taea e tōna reo mai i te reo pekerangi ki te reo taka i waenga i te reo tōiri me te reo hakahaka rawa o te wahine, i āhei ai ia ki te waiata i te huhua noa o ngā tūmomo waiata (TTR 1996:56). / Because her voice had a vocal range from mezzo-soprano to contralto, she was able to sing in many styles.

See also pekerangi


2. (noun) alto.


reo kōtike

1. (noun) soprano.


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