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ōkawa

1. (stative) be formal (language, etc), official.

Erangi, ahakoa e iti haere ana te rahi me te awe o te Kīngitanga, he nui ngā āhuatanga e whakaatu mai ana kua huri haere kē tōna āhua ki tērā o te rōpū ōkawa (TTR 1996:84). / But although the size and influence of the King Movement was shrinking, in many ways it was showing that it was changing to a more formal group.

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puoro ōkawa

1. (noun) classical music.

He momo puoro te puoro ōkawa i takea mai i Ūropi ki te Uru, tīmata mai ana i te rautau tekau mā tahi, ā, e haere tonu ana i ēnei rā. He uaua te whakaahua tōtika i te puoro ōkawa, nā te mea he whānui tonu ōna āhuatanga. Ko tētahi, ko te āta tuhia e te kaitito hei whaitanga mārire mā ngā ringapuoro, arā, kāore he paku titonga ohia (RTP 2015:84). / Classical music is a genre of music that originated in Western Europe in the eleventh century, and continues to the present. Classical music is difficult to describe exactly because it has a broad range of characteristics. One aspect is the explicit notation written by the composer for the musicians to carefully follow, with no scope for improvisation (RTP 2015:85).

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kanikani takirua ōkawa

1. (noun) ballroom dancing.

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