tonic sol-fa


: a system of solmization based on key relationships that replaces the normal notation with sol-fa syllables or their initials

Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonic sol-fa was in 1852

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“Tonic sol-fa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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