solfège

solfège

[sol-fezh, -fej, sohl-]
noun Music.

Origin:
< French < Italian

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solfeggio or solfège (sɒlˈfɛdʒɪəʊ, sɒlˈfɛʒ)
 
n , pl -feggi, -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
 
[C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut]
 
solfège or solfège (sɒlˈfɛdʒɪəʊ, sɒlˈfɛʒ, -ˈfɛdʒiː)
 
n
 
[C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut]

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