[ fah-yuh; Spanish fah-lyah ]
/ ˈfɑ yə; Spanish ˈfɑ lyɑ /
Ma·nuel de [mah-nwel de] /mɑˈnwɛl dɛ/, 1876–1946, Spanish composer.
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Example sentences from the Web for falla
Blue, blue, as if the sky let fallA flower from its cerulean wall!The Garden, You, and I|Mabel Osgood Wright
Falla pouco, e bem, ter-te-ha por alguem—Speak little and well; they will take you for somebody.
British Dictionary definitions for falla
/ (Spanish ˈfaʎa) /
Manuel de (maˈnwɛl de). 1876–1946, Spanish composer and pianist, composer of the opera La Vida Breve (1905), the ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (1919), guitar and piano music, and songs
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