The Word of the Day comes from "Deacon King Kong" by James McBride. It is shortlisted for the 2021 Tournament of Books.
Trallalero is a kind of polyphonic folk music from the Ligurian region of Genoa, in northern Italy. It is traditionally performed by men, though there are some female performers in the modern era. The name derives from the monosyllabic vocables (non-lexical vocalizations), tra-la-la.