sol-fa

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verb

ˌsōl-ˈfä How to pronounce sol-fa (audio)
ˈsōl-ˌfä
sol-faed; sol-faing; sol-fas

intransitive verb

: to sing the sol-fa syllables

transitive verb

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

sol-fa

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noun

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: solmization
also : an exercise thus sung
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sol-faist
ˌsōl-ˈfä(-i)st How to pronounce sol-fa (audio)
-ˈfä-ˌist
noun

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

circa 1529, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of sol-fa was circa 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Sol-fa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sol-fa. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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