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[lah] /lɑ/
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
1350-1400; Middle English; see gamut
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  • There are many different kinds of gambling slot machines in places such as las vegas.
  • The crew have to kill a day before the next shuttle flight, so bunny suggests las vegas.
  • He named them las tortugas after the numerous sea turtles there.
  • Carnival, fiesta de las candelas and fiesta de san blas in february.
British Dictionary definitions for las

la1

/lɑː/
noun
1.
(music) a variant spelling of lah

la2

/lɔː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
Word Origin
Old English lo

la3

abbreviation
1.
Lao People's Democratic Republic

La

Chemical symbol
1.
lanthanum

LA

abbreviation
1.
Legislative Assembly
2.
Library Association
3.
local agent
4.
Los Angeles
5.
Louisiana
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Word Origin and History for las

la

musical note (sixth note of the diatonic scale), early 14c., see gamut. It represents the initial syllable of Latin labii "of the lips."

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las in Medicine

La
The symbol for the element lanthanum.

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las in Science
La  
The symbol for lanthanum.
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Related Abbreviations for las

LAS

  1. League of Arab States
  2. McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas, NV)

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
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Encyclopedia Article for las

La

(La), chemical element, rare-earth metal of transition Group IIIb of the periodic table, prototype of the lanthanoid series of elements. Lanthanum is a ductile and malleable, silvery-white metal, soft enough to be cut with a knife. The element was discovered as the oxide (lanthana) in 1839 by Carl Gustaf Mosander, who distinguished it from cerium oxide (ceria). Its name is derived from the Greek lanthanein, meaning "to be concealed," indicating that it is difficult to isolate

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