tra-la

or tra-la-la

[ trah-lah or trah-lah-lah ]
/ trɑˈlɑ or ˈtrɑ lɑˈlɑ /
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noun

nonsense syllables sung as a refrain, expressing gaiety.

Nearby words

  1. tpws,
  2. tqm,
  3. tr,
  4. tr.,
  5. tra,
  6. trabeate,
  7. trabeated,
  8. trabecula,
  9. trabecular bone,
  10. trabecular reticulum

Origin of tra-la

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for tra-la

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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