fa

play
noun \ˈfä\

Definition of fa

  1. :  the fourth tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

Examples of fa in a sentence

  1. do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti

Origin and Etymology of fa

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist


First Known Use: 13th century


FA

abbreviation

Definition of FA

  1. 1 field artillery

  2. 2 fielding average

  3. 3 football association



FA Defined for English Language Learners

fa

play
noun \ˈfä\

Definition of fa for English Language Learners

  • music : the fourth note of a musical scale


FA Defined for Kids

fa

play
noun \ˈfä\

Definition of fa for Students

  1. :  the fourth note of the musical scale


Medical Dictionary

FA

abbreviation

Medical Definition of FA

  1. fatty acid


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up fa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to trick or confuse (someone)

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ