1. A song with marked four-beat rhythm, often with narrative or love interest, or composed to commemorate some event.
Tē kimi ‘ūtē ra ‘aia.
He is composing an ‘ūtē.
2. (-a, -‘ia). Sing an ‘ūtē.
Ka ‘ūtē atu au kiā koe i te ‘ūtē o te ariki.
I will sing you the ‘ūtē of the ariki; Kua pēpē‘i mai rātou i te moni ma te ‘ura i tōku ‘ūtē‘anga. They danced and threw in money while I was singing the ‘ūtē; Kāre ‘aia e ‘akatika kia ‘ūtēa tōna ‘ūtē. He wouldn’t allow the ‘ūtē about him to be sung.