movable-do system

variants: or less commonly movable-doh system \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦dō-​ \

Definition of movable-do system

: a system of solfège in which the sol-fa syllables may be transposed to any key — compare fixed-do system

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First Known Use of movable-do system

1881, in the meaning defined above

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“Movable-do system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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