fixed-do system

noun

variants or less commonly fixed-doh system
ˈfiks(t)ˈdō-
: a system of solfège in which each of the sol-fa syllables is always assigned to a given note of the C-major scale and its chromatic inflections (such as do for C, C-sharp, and C-flat) compare movable-do system

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fixed-do system was in 1900

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“Fixed-do system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixed-do%20system. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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