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fa

[fah] /fɑ/
noun, Music.
1.
the syllable used for the fourth tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone F.
Compare sol-fa (def 1).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see gamut

[fah] /fɑ/
noun
1.
the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for fa

fa

/fɑː/
noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of fah

FA

abbreviation
1.
(military) field artillery
2.
(in Britain) Football Association See also FA Cup

f.a.

abbreviation
1.
fanny adams

fah

/fɑː/
noun (music)
1.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the note F
2.
(in tonic sol-fa) the fourth degree of any major scale; subdominant
Word Origin
C14: see gamut
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Word Origin and History for fa

fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.

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Related Abbreviations for fa

fa

Persian

FA

  1. fair
  2. field artillery
  3. fielding average
  4. fire alarm
  5. fluorescent antibody
  6. football association
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