voilà

or voi·la

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

interjection

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

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Origin of voilà

First recorded in 1825–35; from French, equivalent to voi “see!” (2nd person singular imperative of voir “to see”) + “there”

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH voilà

viola, voilà .
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