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voilà | voila

Class:

interjection | exclamation

Etymology:

French: voi, second person singular imperative of voir, to see (from Old French;...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Merriam-Webster:

voilà | voila

[used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic] (18 of 188 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voila

Wikipedia:

Voila [disambiguation] | Voilà

may refer to: Voila (album), by singer Belinda Carlisle | "Voila", a single by Radio Killer which charted in Romania | Voila!, an album by Italian singer In-Grid | "Voilà", a song by French singer Françoise Hardy | Voilà, also known as Comcel, a... (40 of 151 words, 12 definitions)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

voilà

Used to call attention to or express satisfaction with a thing shown or accomplished (14 of 75 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voila

Macmillan British Dictionary:

voilà [spoken]

here it is: used when you want to show something to someone, especially as a surprise (16 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voila

Random House Dictionary:

voilà | voila

(used to express success or satisfaction) . "Voilà, my new winter outfit!" (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/voila

Wiktionary:

voilà [borrowed] | voila | ta-da [synonym] | presto [synonym] | ta-dah

Lo, there it is; ta-da; presto; behold! (7 of 18 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voilà

voila | voilà

"Lo! There it is", ta-da, presto (6 of 16 words, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voila

New World Dictionary:

voilà

behold; there it is (4 of 11 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voil-a

Collins Dictionary:

voila

an expression of satisfaction (4 of 284 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/voila

Cambridge Dictionary:

voila

used when showing to other people something that you have just made or got and are pleased with (18 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voila

Oxford Dictionary:

voila

there it is; there you are (6 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/voila

Encarta Dictionary:

voilà

used to bring somebody's attention to something, especially in order to elicit appreciation or approval (15 of 34 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734500​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

voilà

Origin: French: voi, second person singular imperative of voir, to see (from Old French; see "voyeur") + , there (from ... (19 of 46 etymology words)

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Merriam-Webster:

voilà | voila

First use: 1739

Origin: French, literally, see there

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/voila

Wiktionary:

voilà [borrowed] | voila

Origin: the French voilà.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/voilà

New World Dictionary:

voilà

Origin: French, see there

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voil-a

Online Etymology:

voila

First use: 1739

Origin: French, imperative of voir "to see" + la "there".

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=voila

Oxford Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

voilà

First use: Mid-18th century

Origin: French from voi "see!" + "there"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734500​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

voilà [spoken]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "voilà"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/voila

Macmillan American Dictionary:

voilà [spoken]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voilà"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/voila

YourDictionary Audio:

voilà

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voilà" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voil-a

voilà

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voilà" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/voila

the Free Dictionary:

voilà

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "voilà" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/voilà

Cambridge Dictionary:

voila

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "voila"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "voila"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/voila

Google Dictionary:

voila

Audio: English pronunciation of "voila"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

voila

Audio: North American pronunciation of "voila"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=voila​001 word=voila

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