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solfège

[sol-fezh, -fej, sohl-]
noun Music.
  1. solfeggio.
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Origin of solfège

< French < Italian
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Word Origin and History for solfege

adj.

1912, from solfeggio (1774), from Italian solfeggio, from sol-fa, representing musical notes (see sol-fa).

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