American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Music The fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A syllable applied to the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization.
- n. The tone F.
- n. the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
- From the first syllable of the Latin word famuli, extracted of the poem Mira gestorum famuli tuorum. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“October 3, 2009 at 7:36 pm mi fa mi re ～do～ re ～～mi so fa mi re～ fa～～～～♪”
“The augmented fourths formed by the notes fa and mi, marked with x, are the _mi contra fa_, which _diabolus est_, or 'is the _divider_,' see p. 36.”
“But it added, fa fa&, no great ftrength to the Confederacy; and TO LATE WAR.”
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