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rerehua Play

1. (verb) to be pleasant to the sight, fancy, aesthetically pleasing, appealing.

Ka kīia tonu ia he ringarapa ki te atamira, kāore anō ana nekeneke kia rerehua (RMR 2017). / She is said to be an amateur on the stage, her movements are not yet aesthetically pleasing.


2. (modifier) pleasant to the sight, fancy, aesthetically pleasing, appealing.

I te ekenga atu o ōna tau ki te rua tekau i tīmata ai tana mahi patu piana i ngā kanikani o te wā kāinga, me ērā o ngā kura, tae atu ki ngā kanikani mau kaka rerehua (TTR 2000:191). / When she reached twenty she began playing the piano at local and school dances and fancy dress balls.


3. (noun) beauty.

Ahakoa tōna rerehua me tana pai hei taonga whai kiko, kei runga rawa ake tōna nui (Te Ara 2013). / Despite its beauty and physical properties its value transcends that.


Synonyms: purotu, waiwaiā, ātaahua, hūmārie, tau, hūmārire, ātanga


4. (noun) aesthetic.

He rerekē te rerehua o tētahi mahinga toi ki te titiro a tēnā tangata, a tēnā tangata (RTA 2014:152). / Each person's view of the aesthetics of an artwork will be different.


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