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Used to call attention to or express satisfaction with something that is presented or something that has been accomplished: Mix the ingredients, chill, and—voilà!—a light, tasty dessert.

[French : voi, second person sing. imperative of voir, to see (from Old French; see voyeur) + , there (from Old French la, lai, probably from Latin illāc, by that way : illā, ablative sing. feminine of ille, that; see al- in Indo-European roots + -ce, deictic particle).]


an expression of satisfaction


or voi•la

(vwɑˈlɑ; Fr. vwaˈla)

(used to express success or satisfaction.)
[1825–35; < French]


A French word meaning see there, used to draw attention to something.
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