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solfège

[sol-fezh, -fej, sohl-] /sɒlˈfɛʒ, -ˈfɛdʒ, soʊl-/
noun, Music.
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Origin of solfège
< French < Italian
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British Dictionary definitions for solfège

solfeggio

/sɒlˈfɛdʒɪəʊ/
noun (music) (pl) -feggi (-ˈfɛdʒiː), -feggios, -fèges
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
Word Origin
C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut
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Word Origin and History for solfège

solfege

adj.

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

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