noun, plural F's or Fs, f's or fs.
- the fourth tone in the scale of C major or the sixth tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
- a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
- a written or printed note representing this tone.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the fourth tone of the scale of C major, called fa.
- the tonality having F as the tonic note.
- function (of).
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Examples from the Web for f
Contemporary Examples of f
Turn the heat down to 325°F and continue cooking until internal temperature reads 140°F on a thermometer.Make Carla Hall’s Roasted Pork Loin With Cranberries
December 24, 2014
Muslim Samantha Elauf was qualified to work at A & F—except that she wore a hijab.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
December 16, 2014
“Stand the f--- away from the knife right now, man,” the cop says.Synagogue Slay: When Cops Have to Kill
December 10, 2014
A football player killed himself after saying he was ‘all f----- up’ from a head injury.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?
December 1, 2014
Wilson would later tell the grand jury that he had been only polite and Brown had responded with the F word.90 Seconds of Fury in Ferguson Are the Key to Making Peace in America
November 26, 2014
Historical Examples of f
The only change is the modernizing of the old s's which look like f's.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
Them ribbons don't keep her f'um rockin'; she's all through!Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
(he cannot say S, so he says F instead, which sounds very funny).Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
In Fig. 6, F represents the tangential force that tends to cause skidding.American Rural Highways
T. R. Agg
If the temperature is decreased to 67°F, the specific gravity will be 1.251.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
noun plural f's, F's or Fs
Word Origin for f
f/ or f:
- a note having a frequency of 349.23 hertz (F above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the fourth note of the scale of C major
- a key, string, or pipe producing this note
- the major or minor key having this note as its tonic