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American English: /ˌlɑ di ˈdɑ/
British English: /ˌlɑːdɪˈdɑː/

Translation of la-di-da in Spanish:


  • [colloquial]
    repipi (Spain) [colloquial]
    pituco (Southern Cone) (Peru) [colloquial]
    popoff (Mexico) [colloquial]
    a very la-di-da accent
    un acento de lo más distinguido ( or repipi etc. )
    Example sentences
    • After a few more attempts at conversation, he got angry and started muttering ‘Posh Whalley Range lady… la-di-da Moss Side lady’.
    • Here, Keaton's la-di-da flibbertigibbet dissolved all of her neurotic mannerisms and simply stood still, gently and lovingly warbling what became the film's essence.
    • The skivvies from the Cabinet Office come in, all lah-di-dah and arm's length. ‘How many of you ponces voted New Labour yesterday?’
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