Hawaiian Word of the Day: June 13th By Leilani Poli`ahu • Jun 13, 2019 ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 0:31 Kīkākila comes from two English words. Kīkā comes from the English word "guitar." Kila is from the English word "steel." Put them together and you get the Hawaiian word for steel guitar. Tags: HWOTDhawaiianWordShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.