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The symbol for lanthanum.


1. Latin America
2. Legislative Assembly
3. Los Angeles
4. also La. Louisiana

la 1

n. Music
The sixth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.]

la 2

Used to express emphasis or indicate surprise.
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(Music, other) music a variant spelling of lah


an exclamation of surprise or emphasis
[Old English lo]


the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Lao People's Democratic Republic


the chemical symbol for
(Elements & Compounds) lanthanum


abbreviation for
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Legislative Assembly
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) Library Association
3. local agent
4. (Placename) Los Angeles
5. (Placename) Louisiana
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the musical syllable used for the sixth tone in the ascending diatonic scale.
[1350–1400; Middle English; see gamut]


(lɔ, lɑ)

interj. Chiefly Dial.
(used as an exclamation of surprise or emphasis).
[before 1150; Middle English, Old English; weak variant of lo1]


1. Louisiana.
2. light alcohol.
3. low alcohol.


Chem. Symbol.




1. Latin America.
2. Library Association.
3. Los Angeles.
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The symbol for lanthanum.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readilyLa - a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc. - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of MexicoLA - a state in southern United States on the Gulf of Mexico; one of the Confederate states during the American Civil War
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Gulf States - a region of the United States comprising states bordering the Gulf of Mexico; Alabama and Florida and Louisiana and Mississippi and Texas
Confederacy, Confederate States, Confederate States of America, Dixie, Dixieland, South - the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
South - the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line
Deep South - the southeastern region of the United States: South Carolina and Georgia and Alabama and Mississippi and Louisiana; prior to the American Civil War all these states produced cotton and permitted slavery
Alexandria - a town in Louisiana on the Red River
Baton Rouge, capital of Louisiana - capital of Louisiana
Lafayette - a town in south central Louisiana; settled by Acadians
Monroe - a town in north central Louisiana
Morgan City - a town in southeast Louisiana to the south of Baton Rouge
New Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
Shreveport - a city in northwest Louisiana on the Red River near the Texas border
Ouachita, Ouachita River - a river that rises in western Arkansas and flows southeast into eastern Louisiana to become a tributary of the Red River
Red River, Red - a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana - the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization
solfa syllable - one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
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