fa la
noun Etymology: fa-la, meaningless syllables often occurring in its refrain Date: 1597 a 16th and 17th century part-song

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  • fa la — fa là loc.s.m.inv. TS mus. in composizioni vocali polifoniche del XVI secolo, tipo di ritornello in cui venivano ripetute le sillabe fa e la sino al completamento della lunghezza del verso {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1834. ETIMO: dal nome delle due… …   Dizionario italiano

  • fa la — [fä lä′] 1. syllables used as a refrain in some old songs 2. a type of 16th and 17th cent. part song with this refrain: Also sp. fal la * * * …   Universalium

  • fa la — [fä lä′] 1. syllables used as a refrain in some old songs 2. a type of 16th and 17th cent. part song with this refrain: Also sp. fal la …   English World dictionary

  • fa-la — /fa ˈla/ (say fah lah) noun 1. a text or refrain in old songs. 2. a kind of part song or madrigal of the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, fal la …   Australian English dictionary

  • fa la — noun meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong • Syn: ↑fal la • Hypernyms: ↑nonsense, ↑bunk, ↑nonsensicality, ↑meaninglessness, ↑hokum * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • fa-la — /fah lah /, n. 1. a text or refrain in old songs. 2. a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, fal la. [1585 95; special use of fa la, meaningless sound sequence found in old popular refrains] * * * …   Universalium

  • fa-la — /fah lah /, n. 1. a text or refrain in old songs. 2. a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Also, fal la. [1585 95; special use of fa la, meaningless sound sequence found in old popular refrains] …   Useful english dictionary

  • fa-la — ит. [фа ля] в 16 17 в. небольшие многоголосные вок. произведения с звукоподражат. припевами …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • fa|la|fel — «fuh LAH fuhl», noun. = felafel. (Cf. ↑felafel) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fa|la|na|ka — «FAH luh NAH kuh», noun. a carnivorous animal of Madagascar, of the same family as the civet cat, that subsists on insects and fruit. ╂[< the Malagasy name] …   Useful english dictionary

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