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fa

[fah] /fɑ/
noun, Music.
1.
the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin of fa
1275-1325
Middle English word dating back to 1275-1325; See origin at gamut

[fah] /fɑ/
noun
1.
the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
From Arabic
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  • 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 Joseph Hocking
  • He that fa's in a gutter, the langer he lies the dirtier he is.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • There's nae hawk flees sae high but he will fa' to some lure.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • They're like the grices, if ye kittle their wame they fa' on their backs.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • So it's no good, and all the alternatives just fa' to pieces.

    Simon J. Storer Clouston
  • Nobody is allowed to enter this chamber but my mistress and fa— and my master.

    Out in the Forty-Five Emily Sarah Holt
  • Lip to Lip while were young—then the Lip to the Glass, fa, la, &c.

British Dictionary definitions for fa

fa

/fɑː/
noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of fah

FA

abbreviation
1.
(military) field artillery
2.
(in Britain) Football Association See also FA Cup
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Word Origin and History for fa

fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.

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