fala

fa-la

[fah-lah]
noun
1.
a text or refrain in old songs.
2.
a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Also, fal la.


Origin:
1585–95; special use of fa la, meaningless sound sequence found in old popular refrains

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fa-la or fal la (fɑːˈlɑː)
 
n
(esp in 16th-century songs) a refrain sung to the syllables fa-la-la
 
fal la or fal la
 
n

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