voilà

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

voi·là

interjection \vwä-ˈlä\

—used when something is being presented or shown to someone

Full Definition of VOILÀ

—used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic

Variants of VOILÀ

voi·là or voi·la \vwä-ˈlä\

Examples of VOILÀ

  1. Students would take notes on their laptops in class, then take their laptops home and do their homework on them. To turn in an assignment, they would simply drag and drop it into the appropriate folder, where the teacher could wirelessly retrieve it. Voilà: the paperless classroom. —Lev Grossman, Time, 3 Nov. 2003

Origin of VOILÀ

French, literally, see there
First Known Use: 1739

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