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voilà

interjection voi·là \vwä-ˈlä\

Simple Definition of voilà

  • —used when something is being presented or shown to someone

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of voilà

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

Examples of voilà in a sentence

  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

  2. Why interview people when you can simply hop on the computer, type in some search terms, and, voilà, reportage? —New Republic, 18 Oct. 1999

  3. Because you received the above message from a familiar colleague, you are less suspicious; intrigued by his message, you click on the attached … file to see what he is talking about. A fake error message is displayed, and voila! You are now infected, too! —Richard Peters et al., Science, 16 July 1999

  4. Beans, meat, seasonings, and voilà—cassoulet. —Elizabeth Sahatjian, Elle, January 1988



Variants of voilà

or

voila

play \vwä-ˈlä\

Origin and Etymology of voilà

French, literally, see there


First Known Use: 1739


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