IPA: ɫˈɑ


  • (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the sixth note of a major scale.
  • (Liverpool) lad, kid
  • (anatomy, medicine) Initialism of left atrium. [One of the chambers of the heart in humans and other mammals, which receives oxygenated blood from the lungs via the pulmonary veins, and pumps it into the left ventricle.]
  • (inorganic chemistry) Initialism of lead arsenate.
  • (pharmacology) Initialism of local anesthetic. [(medicine) An anesthetic (anesthetic substance) that causes loss of sensation only to the area to which it is applied.]
  • Initialism of lateral area. [(geometry) The sum of the areas of the lateral (vertical) faces of a cylinder, cone, frustum, or the like.]
  • Initialism of local authority. [An administrative body in local government, such as a city council.]
  • Initialism of Los Angeles, a city in the United States. [A city and port, the county seat of Los Angeles County, the largest city in California, and the 2nd largest in the United States, famed for being the center of the American film industry.]
  • Abbreviation of Louisiana, a state of the United States. [A state in the Deep South and South Central regions of the United States. Capital: Baton Rouge. Largest city: New Orleans.]
  • (humorous) Abbreviation of Lower Arkansas, also in reference to the state of Louisiana.
  • Abbreviation of Lampung, a province of Indonesia. [A province of Indonesia.]
  • Initialism of Las Anod, a city in Somalia. [A medium-sized city in Khatumo, settled by the reer darawiish.]
  • Initialism of Linear A. [(archaeology, linguistics) A syllabary used to write the as-yet-undeciphered Minoan language, and an apparent predecessor to other scripts, such as Linear B.]
  • Abbreviation of lane (in street addresses) [(used in street names) A road, street, or similar thoroughfare.]
  • Alternative form of LA


  • Prefixed to the name of a woman, with ironic effect (as though an opera prima donna).

Examples of "la" in Sentences

  • La Fee is made by maceration of cold herbal oils.
  • It is not the caliber of the LA Times but seems decent.
  • I did the sound design for the LA premiere of SideShow.
  • La Bourdonnais was an ebullient and garrulous individual.
  • LA Symphony independently released the Baloney EP in 2002.
  • The Maels then chose to return to LA to rejuvenate the group.
  • Cauchon was born in La Malbaie, Quebec and became a stenographer.
  • Jeudi, la presse italienne s'est longuement attardée sur «la Carla».
  • He is the first occupant of the Laing chair in Complementary Medicine.
  • The occasion was the celebration of the religious festival of La Naval.
  • The church was designated the cathedral of the Diocese of Las Cruces in 1982.
  • It begins, “Deck the halls with boughs of holly;/Fa la la la la, la la la la….
  • J'ai toujours pensé que la mémoire était *la* grande affaire de la langue... et de la vie, en fait.
  • There is a wine list that has the *ooh la la* wines, but they also have a list of wines that are $10 a bottle.
  • Are we that fermented and pungent that we have to perfume ourselves with the more refined *ooh la la* Japanese?
  • He's sweet la .. i know .. but he need not spend this kinda $$ on me de lo ... i can seriously protect myself. but i guess he didnt think so la~ haha!
  • Vol. 5: Oeuvres anonymes du XVIIIe siècle (III): du Père Dirrag et de Mademoiselle Eradice Le Triomphe des religieuses ou les nonnes babillardes Lettres galantes et philosophiques de deux nonnes La Messaline française ou les nuits de la duchesse de Pol… et aventures mystérieuses de la princesse d'H… et de la…
  • J'ai entendu un des hommes de loi les plus éclairés, et dont à tout autre égard les opinions sont libérales, soutenir que "ce serait attenter à _la propriété_ que de déclarer libres même les enfans à naître des femmes esclaves, parce que, disait-il, les maîtres qui out acheté ou hérité des esclaves, les possèdent dans la confiance que leur _issue_ sera leur propriété utile et disponible."

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