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voilà

or voila

[vwah-lah; French vwa-la] /vwɑˈlɑ; French vwaˈla/
interjection
1.
(used to express success or satisfaction). Voilà, my new winter outfit!
Origin of voilà
1825-1835
1825-35; < French, equivalent to voi see! (2nd person singular imperative of voir to see) + la there
Can be confused
viola, voilà.
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1739, French, imperative of voir "to see" + la "there."

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