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tra-la

[ trah-lah ]
/ trɑˈlɑ /
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noun

nonsense syllables sung as a refrain, expressing gaiety.

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Also tra-la-la [trah-lah-lah] /ˈtrɑ lɑˈlɑ/ .

Origin of tra-la

First recorded in 1815–25

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tra-la

tra-la-la (ˌtrɑːlɑːˈlɑː)

/ (ˌtrɑːˈlɑː) /

noun

a set of nonsensical syllables used in humming music, esp for a melody or refrain
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