- the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of fa
Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at gamut
- the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin of fā
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Examples from the Web for fa
Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
Last year, at the less than spry age of 34, he broke two bones in his back while leading his Everton team to an FA Cup win.Team USA Lost, but Tim Howard Is a Winner
July 1, 2014
It's a world of trouble we're travellin' through, Fa'well, my dyin' friends.The Little Colonel
Annie Fellows Johnston
Do'ee knaw who thicky maid wos that you zeed in Fa'muth 'esterday?The Birthright
He that fa's in a gutter, the langer he lies the dirtier he is.
There's nae hawk flees sae high but he will fa' to some lure.
They're like the grices, if ye kittle their wame they fa' on their backs.
- music a variant spelling of fah
- military field artillery
- (in Britain) Football AssociationSee also FA Cup
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Word Origin and History for fa
fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper