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Definition la

Etymology 1

From Latin labii, from the first word of the sixth line of Ut queant laxis, the medieval hymn on which solfège was based because its lines started on each note of the scale successively.

Noun

la (plural las)

  1. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the sixth note of a major scale.

Etymology 2

Sound used to form meaningless song refrains. Of imitative origin. Compare Old English la, a common exclamation, Ancient Greek λαλαγε (lalage, “babble”), German lallen (“to babble”).

Interjection

la

  1. Represents the sound of music or singing.

Etymology 3

From Middle English la, from Old English . More at lo.

Interjection

la

  1. (obsolete) Used to introduce a statement with emphatic or intensive effect.
  2. (archaic) Expressing surprise, anger. etc.

Etymology 4

From French la, Italian la.

Adjective

la (not comparable)

  1. Prefixed to the name of a woman, with ironic effect (as though an opera prima donna).

Etymology 5

Possibly a shortened form of lad.

Noun

la (plural las)

  1. (Liverpudlian) lad, lid

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