\ˈlȯ, ˈlä \

Definition of la 

(Entry 1 of 5)

chiefly dialectal

used for emphasis or expressing surprise

la

noun
\ˈlä \

Definition of la (Entry 2 of 5)

: the sixth note of the major scale in solfège

La

abbreviation (1)

Definition of La (Entry 3 of 5)

Louisiana

La

symbol

Definition of La (Entry 4 of 5)

lanthanum

LA

abbreviation (2)

Definition of LA (Entry 5 of 5)

1 law agent

2 legislative assistant

3 Los Angeles

4 Louisiana

Examples of la in a Sentence

Noun

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

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Atletico Madrid head into Sunday's game with las Palmas with a desire to get back to winning ways after losing midweek afainst Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. SI.com, "Atletico Madrid vs Las Palmas Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News & More," 27 Jan. 2018 Donde estoy soy muy feliz y tengo un grande reto allá junto con las personas que creen en la capacidade de cambiar las cosas que tengo. SI.com, "Dani Alves Takes to Instagram to Play Down Recent Comments Regarding Possible Barcelona Return," 25 Apr. 2018 Avec @apuglia nous avons retrouvé #Mercy née sur #Aquarius @SOSMedFrance l'an dernier et qui a inspiré la chanson de @MadameMonsieur qui representera la #France à @Eurovision. William Lee Adams, Billboard, "Madame Monsieur's 'Mercy': How a Newborn Refugee Inspired France's Eurovision Song Entry," 26 Apr. 2018 La gorra acolchonada se ofreció junto con una carta de la viuda de Robinson, Rachel, quien describe las tres capas protectoras incorporadas debajo del forro. El Sentinel, "Gorra de Jackie Robinson, subastada en 590,000 dólares," 31 Oct. 2017 Chip-'n'-Jo-la, Fizzer Upper, Gaines-er Ale, anyone? Southern Living, "WATCH: What Dr Pepper and Chip and Joanna Gaines Have in Common," 19 Mar. 2018 Per la terribile e delicata situazione, e soprattutto per rispetto della sua famiglia si fa appello alla sensibilità di tutti. SI.com, "Fiorentina Captain Davide Astori Sadly Passes Away at the Age of 31," 4 Mar. 2018 Última etapa de recuperación, con las ganas y el compromiso de siempre. SI.com, "Inter Tie Up Deal to Sign Argentine Wonderkid Lautaro Martinez for €20m Fee," 7 Feb. 2018 The beet salad ($13 a la carte) and Caesar ($12 a la carte) are also tasty and generously portioned, if your preference tends to lie with either. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "The Lexington is back, and it’s better than ever," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of la

Interjection

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for la

Interjection

Middle English (northern dialect), from Old English

Noun

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

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la

noun

English Language Learners Definition of la

music : the sixth note of a musical scale

la

noun
\ˈlä \

Kids Definition of la

: the sixth note of the musical scale

La., LA

abbreviation

Kids Definition of La.

Louisiana

La

symbol

Medical Definition of La 

(Entry 1 of 2)

lanthanum

Medical Definition of LA (Entry 2 of 2)

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