sol·​fège säl-ˈfezh How to pronounce solfège (audio)
: the application of the sol-fa syllables to a musical scale or to a melody
: a singing exercise especially using sol-fa syllables
also : practice in sight-reading vocal music using the sol-fa syllables

Examples of solfège in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The thing that ultimately brings this group together is solfege. Lauren Warnecke,, 27 Apr. 2018

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Word History


French, from Italian solfeggio

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of solfège was circa 1903

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“Solfège.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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