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.
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How to use solfeggio in a sentence
Thus my ear was thoroughly practised, and I easily held my place, even at that early age, in a solfeggio class.
He might be practising a solfeggio,” I suggested, “which you could sing for him.Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
Certain studies were repugnant to him, mathematics and solfeggio.Rodin: The Man and his Art | Judith Cladel
They are taught solfeggio and the principal works of the repertory.The Operatic Problem | William Johnson Galloway
solfeggio, solfège—a vocal exercise sung either on simple vowels or on arbitrary syllables containing these simple vowel sounds.Music Notation and Terminology | Karl W. Gehrkens
British Dictionary definitions for solfeggio
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
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