fa la

noun
\fä-ˈlä \

Definition of fa la 

: a 16th and 17th century part-song

First Known Use of fa la

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fa la

fa-la, meaningless syllables often occurring in its refrain

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The first known use of fa la was in 1597

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