sol-fa

verb
\ˌsōl-ˈfä, ˈsōl-ˌfä\
sol-faed; sol-faing; sol-fas

Definition of sol-fa 

(Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to sing the sol-fa syllables

transitive verb

: to sing (something, such as a melody) to sol-fa syllables

sol-fa

noun

Definition of sol-fa (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : solmization also : an exercise thus sung

Other Words from sol-fa

Noun

sol-faist \ˌsōl-ˈfä(-i)st, -ˈfä-ˌist \ noun

First Known Use of sol-fa

Verb

circa 1529, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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