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).
Other definitions for la (2 of 6)
(used as an exclamation of wonder, surprise, etc.): La, sir, how you do go on!
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Other definitions for LA (4 of 6)
Louisiana (approved especially for use with zip code).
Other definitions for La. (5 of 6)
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How to use la in a sentence
L-a-f-f-e-r-t-yDennis Lafferty, the policeman spelled out, a letter at a time.The Flying Reporter | Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
An elegant noeud Gordien has been known to secure for its possessor 5,000 L. a-year, and a handsome woman into the bargain.Odd Volume | Various
Do you remember if that boy's name would have been Arnold Rowland—(spelling) R-o-w-l-a-n-d?Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
On the page which is marked with a circle 7, there appears to be a signature L-a-r-r-i-e.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Liloa (Li-l-a)--an ancient king of Hawaii, the father of Umi (p. 131).Unwritten Literature of Hawaii | Nathaniel Bright Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for la (1 of 6)
music a variant spelling of lah
British Dictionary definitions for la (2 of 6)
an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
British Dictionary definitions for la (3 of 6)
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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British Dictionary definitions for La. (6 of 6)
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Scientific definitions for La
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