la

1
[lah]
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noun Music.

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 la

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gamut

la

2
[law, lah]

interjection Archaic or Dialect.

(used as an exclamation of wonder, surprise, etc.): La, sir, how you do go on!

Origin of la

2
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; weak variant of lo1

La

Symbol, Chemistry.

LA

Louisiana (approved especially for use with zip code).

La.

L.A.

Latin America.
Law Agent.
Library Association.
Local Agent.
Los Angeles.
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British Dictionary definitions for la

la

1

noun

music a variant spelling of lah

la

2

interjection

an exclamation of surprise or emphasis

Word Origin for la

Old English lo

la

3

the internet domain name for

Lao People's Democratic Republic

La

the chemical symbol for

lanthanum

LA

abbreviation for

Legislative Assembly
Library Association
local agent
Los Angeles
Louisiana

La.

abbreviation for

Louisiana
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Word Origin and History for la

musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut. It represents the initial syllable of Latin labii "of the lips."

L.A.

abbreviation for Los Angeles, attested from 1949.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for la

La

The symbol for the elementlanthanum
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Science definitions for la

La

The symbol for lanthanum.

lanthanum

[lănthə-nəm]

La

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.
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