Hawaiian Word of the Day: November 19th By Leilani Poli`ahu • Nov 19, 2019 ShareTweetEmail Listen Listening... / 0:30 Our Hawaiian Word of the Day is wailele or waterfall. Literally, wailele means leaping water. And although it is a generic term, it is also is used in many place names and songs. Such as the popular wailele o ʻakaka. Tags: HWOTDhawaiianWordShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.