sol-fa syllables
noun plural Date: 1913 the syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, used in singing the tones of the scale

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  • sol-fa syllables — noun plural : the eight modified Guidonian syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do applied to reading music for the major scale and further modified for the chromatic scale ascending and descending to do, di, re, ri, mi, fa, fi, sol, si, la, li …   Useful english dictionary

  • sol-fa — sol fa·er; sol fa·ist; sol fa; …   English syllables

  • sol-fa — sol faist, n. /sohl fah , sohl fah /, n., v., sol faed, sol faing. n. 1. Music. the set of syllables, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti, sung to the respective tones of the scale. All but do and ti are attributed to Guido d Arezzo. 2. the system of …   Universalium

  • sol-fa — [sōl΄fä′] n. [It solfa < sol + fa: see GAMUT] 1. the syllables do (formerly ut), re, mi, fa, sol (or so), la, ti (or si), do (or ut), used to represent the tones of a scale, regardless of its key 2. the use of these syllables, as in vocal… …   English World dictionary

  • sol-fa|ist — «SOHL FAH ihst», noun. a person who uses or believes in using the sol fa syllables in singing …   Useful english dictionary

  • sol-fa — I. Date: circa 1529 intransitive verb to sing the sol fa syllables transitive verb to sing (as a melody) to sol fa syllables II. noun Date: 1548 1. sol fa syllables 2. solmization; also an exercise thus sung 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sol-fa — [[t]ˌsoʊlˈfɑ, ˈsoʊlˌfɑ[/t]] n. v. faed, fa•ing 1) mad the musical syllables do, re, me, fa, sol, la, and ti, sung to the ascending tones of a diatonic scale 2) mad solmization 3) mad to use sol fa syllables in singing • Etymology: 1560–70 sol… …   From formal English to slang

  • sol fa — Synonyms and related words: anthem, ballad, bel canto, bobization, bravura, carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, choir, choral singing, chorus, coloratura, croon, crooning, descant, do, do re mi, fa, fixed do system, folk singing, hum, humming, hymn,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sol-fa — [ sɒlfα:] noun short for tonic sol fa. verb (sol fas, sol faing, sol faed) sing using the sol fa syllables …   English new terms dictionary

  • SOL-FA — n. & v. n. = SOLMIZATION; (cf. tonic sol fa). ( fas, faed) sing (a tune) with sol fa syllables. Etymology: SOL(1) + FA …   Useful english dictionary

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