solfège

noun
sol·​fège | \ säl-ˈfezh How to pronounce solfège (audio) \

Definition of solfège

1 : the application of the sol-fa syllables to a musical scale or to a melody
2 : 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, chicagotribune.com, "Lucky Plush triple threats are smart and funny, but these works don’t work on the Harris stage," 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of solfège

circa 1903, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for solfège

French, from Italian solfeggio

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Cite this Entry

“Solfège.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solf%C3%A8ge. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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