[ sol-muh-zey-shuh n, sohl- ]
/ ˌsɒl məˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊl- /
the act, process, or system of using certain syllables, especially the sol-fa syllables, to represent the tones of the scale.
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Origin of solmization
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/ (ˌsɒlmɪˈzeɪʃən) /
music a system of naming the notes of a scale by syllables instead of letters derived from the 11th-century hexachord system of Guido d'Arezzo, which assigns the names ut (or do), re, mi, fa, sol, la, si (or ti) to the degrees of the major scale of C (fixed system) or (excluding the syllables ut and si) to the major scale in any key (movable system)See also tonic sol-fa
Word Origin for solmization
C18: from French solmisation, from solmiser to use the sol-fa syllables, from sol 1 + mi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"act of using certain syllables to name tones of a music scale," 1730, from French solmisation, from solmiser, from sol + mi, two of the syllables so used (see gamut).
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