- the syllable used for the sixth tone of a diatonic scale.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the tone A.Compare sol-fa(def 1).
Origin of la1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gamut
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Examples from the Web for las
In the name of protecting passengers, however, tourists in Las Vegas are unable to take advantage of this service.Why Do ‘Progressives’ Want to Ban Uber and AirBnB?
Adam Thierer, Christopher Koopman
December 30, 2014
Ironically, what was bad for the boys in Havana provided a shot in the arm to the casino crowd in Las Vegas.
John L. Smith is a columnist with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
And acts like mambo king Pupi Campo and the energetic DeCastro Sisters made Las Vegas their new home.
By the early 1960s, Las Vegas enjoyed an influx of casino employees with experience in Havana.
Ye'r wouldn't hear me the las' time but yer got ter hear me now.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
"Sing takee walk, Linee, las all," said the grinning Chinaman.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
But we read these sincere pages of Las Casas with satisfaction.
The father of Las Casas was a companion of Columbus on his second voyage in 1493.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
This was clearly laid down by Las Casas, in a noble passage.
- music a variant spelling of lah
- an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
Old English lā lo
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Legislative Assembly
- Library Association
- local agent
- Los Angeles
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Word Origin and History for las
musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut. It represents the initial syllable of Latin labii "of the lips."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The symbol for the elementlanthanum
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- The symbol for lanthanum.
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