solfège

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noun sol·fège \säl-ˈfezh\

Definition of solfège

  1. 1 :  the application of the sol-fa syllables to a musical scale or to a melody

  2. 2 :  a singing exercise especially using sol-fa syllables; also :  practice in sight-reading vocal music using the sol-fa syllables

Origin and Etymology of solfège

French, from Italian solfeggio


First Known Use: circa 1903


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