la

1 [lah]
noun Music.
1.
the syllable used for the sixth tone of a diatonic scale.
2.
(in the fixed system of solmization) the tone A. Compare sol-fa ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see gamut

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la1 (lɑː)
 
n
music a variant spelling of lah

la2 (lɔː)
 
interj
an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
 
[Old English lo]

la3
 
the internet domain name for
Lao People's Democratic Republic

La
 
the chemical symbol for
lanthanum

LA
 
abbreviation for
1.  Legislative Assembly
2.  Library Association
3.  local agent
4.  Los Angeles
5.  Louisiana

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Word Origin & History

la
musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut.
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Medical Dictionary

La
The symbol for the element lanthanum.

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Science Dictionary
La  
The symbol for lanthanum.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
la
Latin
La
lanthanum
LA
  1. Latin America

  2. Legislative Assembly

  3. linoleic acid

  4. Local Agent

  5. Los Angeles

  6. Los Angeles Dodgers

  7. Louisiana

LAS
  1. League of Arab States

  2. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, NV)

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He named them las tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there.
Carnival, fiesta de las candelas and fiesta de san blas in february.
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