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solmization

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noun sol·mi·za·tion \ˌsäl-mə-ˈzā-shən\

Definition of solmization

  1. :  the act, practice, or system of using syllables to denote the tones of a musical scale



Origin of solmization

French solmisation, from solmiser to sol-fa, from sol (from Medieval Latin) + mi (from Medieval Latin) + -iser -ize


First Known Use: 1730


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