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[vwah-lah; French vwa-la] /vwɑˈlɑ; French vwaˈla/
(used to express success or satisfaction). Voilà, my new winter outfit!
Also, voila.
Origin of voilà
1825-35; < French, equivalent to voi see! (2nd person singular imperative of voir to see) + la there
Can be confused
viola, voilà. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for voila
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet and voila you aren't obese.
  • Disconnect from your network and voila: offline access to, of all things, news.
  • Use gaffer tape, point the mic and voila, you have a home studio.
Word Origin and History for voila

1739, French, imperative of voir "to see" + la "there."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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