- 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).
Origin of la1
- (used as an exclamation of wonder, surprise, etc.): La, sir, how you do go on!
Origin of la2
- Louisiana (approved especially for use with zip code).
- Latin America.
- Law Agent.
- Library Association.
- Local Agent.
- Los Angeles.
Examples from the Web for la
Contemporary Examples of la
After a successful summer working alongside R, he officially offered her the reigns of La Domaine.
In 21 years of operation, La Domaine has served over 6,000 clients from over 25 different countries and nearly 500 couples.
Now that Collette had left La Domaine, who was she a slave to, Collette or R?
After a stint with a replacement Head Mistress went sour, R seriously considered shutting down La Domaine for good.
Although a home setting, La Domaine operates under the same regulations as other professional BDSM establishments.
Historical Examples of la
Magnificent was the day, indeed, and sorely did La Malne tempt us to a halt.The Roof of France
La Bresse is still a rich commune by reason of its forests and industries.In the Heart of Vosges
It was the same way Sami had often gone with his grandmother down to La Tour.What Sami Sings with the Birds
Yes, madame; I wish it were a cannon in defence of La Pologne.Night and Morning, Complete
A burst of voices had shouted simultaneously, "La Longue Carabine!"The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
- music a variant spelling of lah
- an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
Word Origin for la
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Legislative Assembly
- Library Association
- local agent
- Los Angeles
musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut. It represents the initial syllable of Latin labii "of the lips."
abbreviation for Los Angeles, attested from 1949.
- The symbol for the elementlanthanum
- The symbol for lanthanum.
- A soft, malleable, silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is used to make glass for lenses and lights for movie and television studios. Atomic number 57; atomic weight 138.91; melting point 920°C; boiling point 3,469°C; specific gravity 5.98 to 6.186; valence 3. See Periodic Table.