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reo

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.

(Te Māhuri Textbook (Ed. 2): 181-187; Te Māhuri Video Tapes (Ed. 1): 2; Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 37-53;)

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?

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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.

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reo whakaputa

1. (noun) productive language.

mātanga reo

1. (noun) language consultant.

whakawaiwai reo

1. (noun) language laboratory.

kura reo

1. (noun) language learning gathering, language school - usually held on a marae or educational institution over several days with the purpose of speaking and learning Māori.

I āmio tāua i te whenua nei ki ngā kura reo (HM 4/2009:3). / You and I travelled around the country to the language schools.

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reo kōkuhu

1. (noun) introduced language, foreign language, colonists' language.

Ki te kīia tō reo e te reo kōkuhu he ngoikore, i te mea kāore e taea e ia te ao hou te kōrero, me kī atu koe, "Aua atu. Hei aha mā mātou." (HM 2/2009:10) / If it is stated by the introduced language that your language is weak, that it's not able to talk about the modern world, you should say, "So what. That doesn't matter to us."

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reo pekerangi

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.

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2. (noun) alto.

reo ataata

1. (noun) visual literacy.

Ko te reo ataata te āhei ki te whakaputa, ki te whakamāori, ki te matapaki hoki i ngā momo whakaahua, hei whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro, kare ā-roto hoki (RTA 2014:151). / Visual literacy is the ability to create, to interpret and to discuss different types of images, in order to exchange ideas and feelings.

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reo kōtike

1. (noun) soprano.

reo niko

1. (noun) harmony (music).

Ko te reo niko te tangi ngātahi o ētahi oro e rua, nui ake rānei, kia tau ki tā te taringa rongo (RTP 2015:95). / Harmony is the simultaneous sounding of two or more notes which are pleasing to the ear (RTP 2015:95).

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reo tohu

1. (noun) notation.

reo iere

1. (noun) tenor (music voice).

reo mārū

1. (noun) baritone.

reo nguru

1. (noun) bass (singer).

reo tautoko

1. (noun) backing vocalist.

reo tōiri

1. (noun) soprano.

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

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reo waiata

1. (noun) singing voice.

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

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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.

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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).

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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).

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āheinga reo

1. (noun) language function.

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