or voi·la

[ vwah-lah; French vwa-la ]
/ vwɑˈlɑ; French vwaˈla /


(used to express success or satisfaction). Voilà, my new winter outfit!

Origin of voilà

1825–35; < French, equivalent to voi see! (2nd person singular imperative of voir to see) + la there
Can be confusedviola voilà
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Word Origin and History for voila


1739, French, imperative of voir "to see" + la "there."

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