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solfeggio

[sol-fej-oh, -fej-ee-oh] /sɒlˈfɛdʒ oʊ, -ˈfɛdʒ iˌoʊ/
noun, plural solfeggi
[sol-fej-ee] /sɒlˈfɛdʒ i/ (Show IPA),
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
1765-1775
1765-75; < Italian, derivative of solfeggiare, equivalent to solf(a) (see sol-fa) + -eggiare v. suffix
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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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