solmizate

verb, transitive + intransitive sol·mi·zate \ˈsäl-mə-ˌzāt\
variants: less commonly

solmize

\ˈsäl-ˌmīz\

Definition of solmizate

solmizated

also

solmized

;

solmizating

also

solmizing

;

solmizates

also

solmizes

  1. 1 transitive :  to sing or represent (music) using the sol-fa syllables If the tenor has an E-flat, that note is solmizated as fa, and the following D must be mi … — Jan Herlinger, in Explorations in Music, the Arts, and Ideas, 1988 … there may be more than one correct way of solmizing a given passage. — Geoffrey Newton Sharp, The Music Review, 1969

  2. 2 intransitive :  to sing using the sol-fa syllables Whether Guido himself used the syllables to name the steps, let alone to solmizate, must remain a matter of conjecture … — Karol Berger, Musica Ficta, (1987) 2004 … the perversion of incorrect solmizing … — Margaret Bent, Counterpoint, Composition, and Musica Ficta, 2002

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Origin and Etymology of solmizate

back-formation from solmization


First Known Use: 1891


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