Definition of tra la in English:

tra la

exclamation

ironic
  • Expressing joy or gaiety.

    ‘off to his life, kids, and wife, tra la’
    • ‘And, tra la la la la, I'm having lunch with her and dinner with him.’
    • ‘I like all the costumes and decorations and tra la la fun… but… trick or treating.’
    • ‘Not your ‘arms in the air, getting drunk tra la la’ stuff.’
    • ‘It's the little things, the little things, the little things, tra la.’
    • ‘No more wondering whether to come out, to whom, how to phrase it, what their reaction would be, tra la la all that is over and done with.’

Origin

Early 19th century: imitative of a fanfare or of the refrain of a song.

Pronunciation

tra la

/trɑːˈlɑː/