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Definition of the noun tra-la-la
What does tra-la-la mean as a name of something?
- a set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refrain
Tra-la-la is a song composed by George Gershwin for the 1922 Broadway show For Goodness Sake. It was more famously performed in the 1951 American film An American in Paris by Gene Kelly and Oscar Levant. In An American in Paris, it was listed as Tra-la-la.
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The Song and the Truth (2007)
by Helga Ruebsamen
Tra-la-la is a song too.
by Eric Partridge
tra-la-la ! Good-bye!: c.p.—slightly contemptuous and not too polite—of ca 1830–90. Ware, 'The phrase took its rise with a comic singer named Henri Clarke, whose speciality was imitating Parisians.
A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Gypsies' Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology (1897)
by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland
Tra-la-la (popular), the wealthiest and most extravagant class of dissipated men. The "bucks of the very first water " — the music- ...
by Jonathon Green
tra-la-la phr. [late 19C- 1900s] goodbye. tra la las n. [late 19C] 'one of the wealthiest and most ...
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Quotes about Tra-la-la
'good morning ma'am
good morning bird
good morning cat
good morning dog
good morning clouds
good morning sun'
and then they all sing
and dance the
beautiful joyous morning here. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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