la-la land

noun \ ˈlä-ˌlä- \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of la-la land

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

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Origin and Etymology of la-la land

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

LA-LA LAND Defined for English Language Learners

la-la land

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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