from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Music The fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A syllable used in solfège to represent the fourth note of a major scale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.
- n. The tone F.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In solmization, the syllable used for the fourth tone of the scale—that is, the subdominant. In the major scale of C this tone is F, which is therefore sometimes specifically called fa.
- To fall, in any sense.
- To have as one's lot or share; get; obtain.
- To claim; pretend to.
- n. Fall.
- n. Share; due.
- n. Lot; chance.
- n. An abbreviation of free of all average, a phrase used in marine-insurance policies. See average, n.
- To sound the fourth note of the scale in solmization: as, do, re, me, fa, sol (or soh), etc.
- n. An abbreviation of Free and Accepted Masons.
- n. An abbreviation of Fellow of the Antiquarian Society;
- n. of Fellow of the Society of Arts;
- n. of free alongside ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the first syllable of the Latin word famuli, extracted of the poem Mira gestorum famuli tuorum. (Wiktionary)