ta-ra

/ (tæˈrɑː) /

sentence substitute

informal, mainly Northern English goodbye; farewell

Word Origin for ta-ra

C20: variant of ta-ta
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Examples from the Web for ta-ra

  • And away went the music: "Ta-ra—ta—ta-ti-rip-i-ta-ta-ta-tu!"

    The Forged Note|Oscar Micheaux
  • Why do you—Tara-rara tara-ra tara-rara-ra, rarara, ta-ra, a-ra!

    Zanoni|Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • The Winnebago called it: Ne-scas-hut'-ta-ra (the bluff-walled river).