fa

[ fah ]
/ fɑ /
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noun Music.

the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.Compare sol-fa(def 1).

Origin of fa

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at gamut

Definition for fa (2 of 2)

[ fah ]
/ fɑ /

noun

the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for fa (1 of 2)

fa

/ (fɑː) /

noun

music a variant spelling of fah

British Dictionary definitions for fa (2 of 2)

FA


abbreviation for

military field artillery
(in Britain) Football AssociationSee also FA Cup
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Word Origin and History for fa

fa


fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.

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