[ lah ]
/ lɑ /
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).
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Origin of la1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at gamut
Definition for la (2 of 6)
[ law, lah ]
/ lɔ, lɑ /
interjection Archaic or Dialect.
(used as an exclamation of wonder, surprise, etc.): La, sir, how you do go on!
Origin of la2
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; weak variant of lālo1
Definition for la (3 of 6)
Definition for la (4 of 6)
Louisiana (approved especially for use with zip code).
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British Dictionary definitions for la (1 of 6)
/ (lɑː) /
music a variant spelling of lah
British Dictionary definitions for la (2 of 6)
/ (lɔː) /
an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
Word Origin for la
Old English lā lo
British Dictionary definitions for la (3 of 6)
the internet domain name for
Lao People's Democratic Republic
British Dictionary definitions for la (4 of 6)
the chemical symbol for
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Medical definitions for la
The symbol for the elementlanthanum
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Scientific definitions for la
The symbol for lanthanum.
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