Definition of solmizate
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 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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