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[sol-fej-oh, -fej-ee-oh] /sɒlˈfɛdʒ oʊ, -ˈfɛdʒ iˌoʊ/
noun, plural solfeggi
[sol-fej-ee] /sɒlˈfɛdʒ i/ (Show IPA),
solfeggios. Music.
a vocal exercise in which the sol-fa syllables are used.
the use of the sol-fa syllables to name or represent the tones of a melody or voice part, or the tones of the scale, or of a particular series, as the scale of C; solmization.
Origin of solfeggio
1765-75; < Italian, derivative of solfeggiare, equivalent to solf(a) (see sol-fa) + -eggiare v. suffix Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • There is, indeed, no want of excellent exercises and solfeggi.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
  • Along with these exercises and solfeggi, arias should be practised, particularly at the beginning.

    The Voice in Singing Emma Seiler
British Dictionary definitions for solfeggi


noun (music) (pl) -feggi (-ˈfɛdʒiː), -feggios, -fèges
a voice exercise in which runs, scales, etc, are sung to the same syllable or syllables
solmization, esp the French or Italian system, in which the names correspond to the notes of the scale of C major
Word Origin
C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut
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