nonsense refrain in songs, probably from Old English la, a common exclamation; but la-la is imitative of babbling speech in many languages (cf. Greek lalage “babble, prattle,” Sanskrit lalalla “imitation of stammering” Latin lallare “to sing to sleep, lull,” German lallen “to stammer,” Lithuanian laluoti “to stammer”).
- La-la land
[lah-lah] /ˈlɑˌlɑ/ noun, Slang. 1. a state of being out of touch with reality. 2. (usually initial capital letters) Los Angeles. /ˈlɑːˌlɑː/ noun (slang) 1. a nickname for Los Angeles 2. (not capitals) a place that is remote from reality noun phrase 1. Los Angeles, California (often abbreviated L.A.). This expression pokes fun at the […]
/ˈlɑːlɑːŋ/ noun 1. a coarse weedy Malaysian grass, Imperata arundinacea
- La linea
[lah lee-ne-ah] /lɑ ˈli nɛ ɑ/ noun 1. a seaport in S Spain, near Gibraltar. /Spanish la ˈlinea/ noun 1. a town in SW Spain, on the Bay of Gibraltar. Pop: 61 892 (2003 est) Official name La Línea de la Concepción (ðe la ˌkonθepˈθjon)
[lah-luh-puh-loo-zuh] /ˌlɑ lə pəˈlu zə/ noun, Slang. 1. . /ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə/ noun 1. a variant spelling of lollapalooza