Definition of alala in English:

alala

exclamation

  • Expressing exultation, encouragement, etc.: used as a battle cry by the ancient Greeks.

noun

rare
  • A cry of ‘alala’. rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Leigh (1603–1671), writer. From ancient Greek (Doric) ἀλαλά (Attic ἀλαλή) loud shout, war cry, of imitative origin.

Pronunciation

alala

/aləˈlɑː/