tra-la


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tra-la

(ˌtrɑːˈlɑː) or

tra-la-la

n
(Music, other) a set of nonsensical syllables used in humming music, esp for a melody or refrain
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Noun1.tra-la - a set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refraintra-la - a set of nonsensical syllables used while humming a refrain
refrain, chorus - the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
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On the strength of a batting average of thirty-three point nought seven for Middlesex, he had been engaged by the astute musical-comedy impresario to whom the idea first occurred that, if you have got to have young men to chant 'We are merry and gay, tra-la, for this is Bohemia,' in the Artists' Ball scene, you might just as well have young men whose names are known to the public.
And between 1958 and 1963, the Tra-La man sold 40 million records.
Oh, no tra-la, tra-la, 'tis only the couch of a laundress
And you're all as welcome as flowers in spring, tra-la.
In the second taxi he was alone tra-la But the clock showed sixpence extra; he tipped according And the cabby from out his muffler said: "Make sure You have left nothing behind tra-la between you.