Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • interjection Used to call attention to or express satisfaction with something that is presented or something that has been accomplished.

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  • interjection borrowed Lo, there it is; ta-da; presto; behold!

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French : voi, second person sing. imperative of voir, to see (from Old French; see voyeur) + , there (from Old French la, lai, probably from Latin illāc, by that way : illā, ablative sing. feminine of ille, that; see al- in Indo-European roots + -ce, deictic particle).]

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From the French voilà.

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  • means 'look there', i.e. 'there it is' or 'there they are'. Cf voici

    July 20, 2008

  • Similar to the wonderful Russian word вот (vot) and the colloquial Slovene evo (pronounced /'ɛvɔ/). The best English can do is there's/there're.

    April 16, 2009