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lah

/lɑː/
noun
1.
(music) (in tonic sol-fa) the sixth note of any major scale; submediant
Word Origin
C14: see gamut
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  • This recital, which is at first slow, becomes more and more rapid, until you can only distinguish the syllables il and lah.

    Turkey Julius R. Van Millingen
  • The major third from doh to me seemed easier than that from fah to lah, and so on.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • The next notes of the scale to be taken are ray and te, then fah and lah.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • They should then sing the phrase once through to lah, and write it down.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • "I have th' lah gr-rip," said Mr. Dooley, blowing his nose and wiping his eyes.

  • The class sings it through twice, first using the Sol-fa names for the notes, then singing to lah.

    Music As A Language Ethel Home
  • lah is affixed to words of all kinds, sometimes merely for the sake of euphony, but more frequently as a particle of intensity.

    A Manual of the Malay language William Edward Maxwell
  • Thus, first say la knabo (lahk-nah'bo), and gradually drop the "lah," until finally knabo can be said without difficulty.

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