tol-de-rol

noun
\ ¦täldə¦räl \
plural -s

Definition of tol-de-rol

used as a nonsense refrain in some old songs

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“Tol-de-rol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tol-de-rol. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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