la–la land

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noun \ˈlä-ˌlä-\

Definition of la–la land

  1. :  a euphoric dreamlike mental state detached from the harsher realities of life

Origin and Etymology of la–la land

perhaps from la-la nonsense syllables in the refrains of songs


First Known Use: 1979


LA–LA LAND Defined for English Language Learners

la–la land

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noun \ˈlä-ˌlä-\

Definition of la–la land for English Language Learners

  • : the mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening

  • La-La Land —used as a nickname for Los Angeles, California

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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