solmization

noun
sol·​mi·​za·​tion | \ ˌsäl-mə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce solmization (audio) \

Definition of solmization

: the act, practice, or system of using syllables to denote the tones of a musical scale

First Known Use of solmization

1730, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for solmization

French solmisation, from solmiser to sol-fa, from sol (from Medieval Latin) + mi (from Medieval Latin) + -iser -ize

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“Solmization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solmization. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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