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      verb
      definition from GDLC: Cantar una canēó, una melodia, etc., sense dir-ne les paraules.

      I guess this means to sing 'tum te tum te tum te tum....' (or whatever Catalans sing in such situations) instead of the actual words of a song?

      I also note that we are missing 'cantussejar':
      Cantar a mitja veu

      Is this 'to sing softly' in English?

      The two English-Catalan dictionaries on my bookshelf give both verbs as 'to hum' in English. I am not convinced that this is correct though as, to me at least, when you hum you must have your mouth closed. Do you 'taral- l(ar)ejar' and 'cantussejar' with your mouth closed???

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        Jaume Ortolą i Font added a comment -

        Quan taral- leges o taral- lareges, cantes precisament "taral- larą". To tra-la-la or to la-la-la?

        http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tra-la-la

        tra-la
        -noun
        nonsense syllables sung as a refrain, expressing gaiety.
        Also, tra-la-la.

        Origin:
        1815-25
        Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
        Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
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        Jaume Ortolą i Font added a comment - Quan taral- leges o taral- lareges, cantes precisament "taral- larą". To tra-la-la or to la-la-la? http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tra-la-la tra-la -noun nonsense syllables sung as a refrain, expressing gaiety. Also, tra-la-la. Origin: 1815-25 Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006. Cite This Source

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