solfeggi

solfeggio

[sol-fej-oh, -fej-ee-oh]
noun, plural solfeggi [sol-fej-ee] , solfeggios. 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:
1765–75; < Italian, derivative of solfeggiare, equivalent to solf(a) (see sol-fa) + -eggiare v. suffix

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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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