a text or refrain in old songs.
a type of part song or madrigal popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.
(esp in 16th-century songs) a refrain sung to the syllables fa-la-la
[fah-lah-shuh, fuh-] /fɑˈlɑ ʃə, fə-/ noun, plural Falashas (especially collectively) Falasha. 1. a member of an Ethiopian people who speak a Hamitic language and who practice a form of Judaism. /fəˈlæʃə/ noun (pl) -sha, -shas 1. a member of a tribe of Black Ethiopian Jews n. “dark-skinned Jewish tribe of Abyssinia,” 1710, from Ethiopian, literally […]
[fal-buh-luh] /ˈfæl bə lə/ noun 1. a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century. /ˈfælbələ/ noun 1. a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle
[fal-keyt] /ˈfæl keɪt/ adjective 1. curved like a scythe or sickle; hooked; falciform. /ˈfælkeɪt/ adjective 1. (biology) shaped like a sickle adj. 1826, from Latin falcatus, from falcem (nominative falx) “sickle.” falcate fal·cate (fāl’kāt’) adj. Falciform.
[fawl-chuh n, -shuh n] /ˈfɔl tʃən, -ʃən/ noun 1. a broad, short sword having a convex edge curving sharply to the point. 2. Archaic. any sword. /ˈfɔːltʃən; ˈfɔːlʃən/ noun 1. a short and slightly curved medieval sword broader towards the point 2. an archaic word for sword n. “broad sword, somewhat curved,” c.1300, fauchoun, from […]