variants or less commonly ta-dah
used as mock fanfare to call attention to something remarkable

Examples of ta-da in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ta-da was in 1926

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“Ta-da.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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