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British Dictionary definitions for lah

lah

noun
  1. music (in tonic sol-fa) the sixth note of any major scale; submediant

Word Origin

C14: see gamut
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Historical Examples

  • They should then sing the phrase once through to lah, and write it down.

    Music As A Language

    Ethel Home

  • The major third from doh to me seemed easier than that from fah to lah, and so on.

  • The next notes of the scale to be taken are ray and te, then fah and lah.

  • "I have th' lah gr-rip," said Mr. Dooley, blowing his nose and wiping his eyes.

  • The class sings it through twice, first using the Sol-fa names for the notes, then singing to lah.