[ sol-fej-oh, -fej-ee-oh ]

noun,plural sol·feg·gi [sol-fej-ee], /sɒlˈfɛdʒ i/, sol·feg·gios.Music.
  1. a vocal exercise in which the sol-fa syllables are used.

  2. 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

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British Dictionary definitions for solfeggio


solfge (sɒlˈfɛʒ)

/ (sɒlˈfɛdʒɪəʊ) /

nounplural -feggi (-ˈfɛdʒiː), -feggios or -fèges music
  1. a voice exercise in which runs, scales, etc, are sung to the same syllable or syllables

  2. solmization, esp the French or Italian system, in which the names correspond to the notes of the scale of C major

Origin of solfeggio

C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut

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