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fa

1

[ fah ]

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 ).


2

[ fah ]

noun

  1. the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

FA

1

abbreviation for

  1. military field artillery
  2. (in Britain) Football Association See also FA Cup


fa

2

/ fɑː /

noun

  1. music a variant spelling of fah

f.a.

3

abbreviation for

  1. fanny adams
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Word History and Origins

Origin of fa1

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; gamut

Origin of fa2

From Arabic
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Example Sentences

Except for nine of them are musical words: do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti—and si—are musical.

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.

He's hitting her on the face every time she tries to rise an' gaein' her anither kick aye when she fa's doon again.

Lip to Lip while were young—then the Lip to the Glass, fa, la, &c.

Fair fa' the wife, and weel may she spin, that counts aye the lawin' wi' a pint to come in.

Sweeft as the eagle fa'ing upon his prey, fa's MacMuller, a licht o' joy in his een, his bullets twangin' like hairp-strings.

Affable, af′fa-bl, adj. condescending: easy to be spoken to (used with to).

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