1

sol-fa

play
verb \ ˌsōl-ˈfä , ˈsōl-ˌfä \

Definition of sol-fa

intransitive verb
:to sing the sol-fa syllables
transitive verb
:to sing (something, such as a melody) to sol-fa syllables

First Known Use of sol-fa

circa 1529


2

sol-fa

noun

Definition of sol-fa

2 :solmization; also :an exercise thus sung

sol-faist

play \ˌsōl-ˈfä(-i)st, -ˈfä-ˌist\ noun

First Known Use of sol-fa

1548


Learn More about sol-fa


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up sol-fa? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

alert quickness of mind or body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!