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. tonic sol-fasol-faist noun

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  • 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 — v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sol faed};p. pr. & vb. n. {Sol faing}.] [It. solfa the gamut, from the syllables fa, sol.] To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending; as, do or ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, or the same in reverse order. [19 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [ˌsɔl ˈfa: US ˌsoul ] n also sol|fege [ˈsɔlfedʒ US soulˈfedʒ][U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: sol + fa] the system in which the notes of the musical ↑scale are represented by seven short words, ↑do, ↑re, ↑mi, ↑fa, ↑so, ↑la, ↑ti, which are used… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sol-fa — n. The gamut, or musical scale. See {Tonic sol fa}, under {Tonic}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sol-fa — 1540s, from Italian, from M.L. sol + fa, two notes of the musical scale. Related to solfeggio use the sol fa system (1774), from It. solfeggiare (see GAMUT (Cf. gamut)) …   Etymology dictionary

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

  • Sol-fa — v. t. To sing to solmization syllables. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sol-fa — [ ,soul fa ] noun uncount the musical system in which the notes in a SCALE are represented by the seven short words do, re, mi, fa, so, la, and ti …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sol-fa — англ. [соль фа] solfège фр. [сольфэ/ж] solfeggio ит. [сольфэ/джо] Solfeggio нем. [сольфэ/джо] сольфеджо (неправильно сольфеджио) …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

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