fa

fa

[fah]
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; Middle English; see gamut

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[fah]
noun
the twentieth letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin:
< Arabic

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fa (fɑː)
 
n
music a variant spelling of fah

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

f.a. or FA
 
abbreviation for
fanny adams
 
FA or FA
 
abbreviation for

faa or fa' (fɔː)
 
vb
a Scot word for fall
 
fa' or fa'
 
vb

fah or fa (fɑː)
 
n
1.  (in the fixed system of solmization) the note F
2.  (in tonic sol-fa) the fourth degree of any major scale; subdominant
 
[C14: see gamut]
 
fa or fa
 
n
 
[C14: see gamut]

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Word Origin & History

fa
fourth note in Guidonian scale; see gamut.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
fa
Persian
FA
  1. fair

  2. field artillery

  3. fielding average

  4. fire alarm

  5. fluorescent antibody

  6. football association

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