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a i-eee ai-eeee.
interj.  a ritualistic cry in a Black Hawk tribal dance.

<He looked to Sparrow Hawk like a dandy as his braves all began a dance screaming sharply, “A i-eee Ai-eeee!” —Meridel Le Sueur, Sparrow Hawk.>

a’u.
n.  the Hawaiian name for all marlin species of fish.

<Striped Marlin (A’u) [is] great for poke [that is, served raw, cut in bite-size chunks and marinated the Hawaiian way].  —Sophia Schweitzer, “What’s that Fish on my Plate?” (CoffeeTimes.com)>

a-a-a.
n.  a hesitation in speaking.

<“Young man, do you have your ticket?” asked the conductor.  “A-a-a, I’m sorry, I ate it by mistake,” said the little boy.  —The Southern California Scenic Railway Association, “A Conductor Joke.”>

a-a-a-a-a-a-oooooo.
n.  the sobbing moan of the lovelorn, as in the ska song “All My Tears (Come Rolling).”

<A-a-a-a-a-a-oooooo, I love you / All my tears come rolling, all my tears come rolling over you, you, you.  —Alton Ellis, “All My Tears (Come Rolling).”>

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