Guidonian syllables

plural noun

Definition of Guidonian syllables

: the musical syllables ut, re, mi, fa, sol, and la used for the notes of the medievial hexachord — compare sol-fa syllables

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First Known Use of Guidonian syllables

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Guidonian syllables.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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