1. Rumble, bang, roar, explode.
Kua ‘aruru te māngūngū ē kua nga‘āte i‘o.
There was clap of thunder and the glass shattered;
Kua ‘aruru te paura ki roto i tōna rima.
The firework went off in his hands;
Ko te ‘aruru ngaru ‘ua tāmāua i rongo ei.
We heard only the roar of the waves.
2. Deep (of voices, instruments).
‘E tangata reo ‘aruru.
It’s someone with a deep voice;
‘E kītātangi ‘aruru tēnā. That guitar has got a deep tone.
(see ‘ārurururu, ‘aka‘aruru, ‘aka‘ārurururu, tā‘aruru, tā‘ārurururu.)
‘ārurururu, v.i., fq. ‘aruru. Rumble, explode.
Kua ‘ārurururu ‘ua te pupu‘i i taua pō ē ao ‘ua atu. The guns were going off all the night until dawn; Ko te ‘ārurururu ‘ua o te pi‘a tāku i ‘akarongo ei.
All I heard was the noise of the crates banging.
ngū1, v.i. Drone, buzz, rumble, grunt.
Kua ngū te pa‘īrere nā roto i te reva.
The plane droned through the air;
‘E marū tika ai te ngū i tō‘ou matīni.
Your engine has a quiet purr to it;
‘E torōka matīni ngū ma‘ata tō‘ou.
Your truck has a noisy engine;
Kua ngū ‘aia nō te tautā‘anga.
He grunted with the effort. (See ngūngū, māngūngū.) [Pn. *„uu.]
ngurungururū, v.i. Growl, rumble; fq. ngururū.
Kua ngurungururū te puakāoa, kua riri.
The dog’s growling, it’s angry. [ngururū RR.]
ngururū, v.i. Growl, rumble, moan.
Kua ‘oro te tamā‘ine i tōna rongo‘anga i te ngururū a te puakāoa.
The girl ran away when she heard the dog’s growl;
Kua ngururū ‘aia i roto i tāna moe.
He moaned in his sleep.
ngūngū, v.i. Rumble, grunt, (fq. ngū1, q.v.).
Kua ngūngū te au matīni.
The engines rumbled;
Kua rongo au i te ngūngū a te tīnana puaka.
I heard the sow grunting. Ngūngū riri, grumpy.
Kua ngūngū riri te rū‘au i tēia rā.
The old man is grumpy today. [ngū1 RR.]
korokororō, v.i., fq. kororō. Rumble, gurgle, coo.
Kua ‘akamotu te korokororō i tōku kōpū.
The rumbling in my stomach has stopped;
Kua korokororō atu te vai.
The water gurgled away;
Kua rongo au i te rupe i te korokororō‘anga i runga i te pū tūrina.
I heard the pigeons cooing in the
tūrina tree. [kororō rR.]