from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The set of syllables do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti, used to represent the tones of the scale.
- n. Use of these syllables.
- transitive v. To use the sol-fa syllables or sing using these syllables.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a method of sight singing music that uses the syllables do (originally ut), re, mi, fa, sol (or so), la, and si (or ti) to represent the pitches of the scale, most commonly the major scale. The fixed-do system uses do for C, and the movable-do system uses do for whatever key the melody uses (thus B is do if the piece is in the key of B).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending.
- transitive v. To sing to solmization syllables.
- n. The gamut, or musical scale. See Tonic sol-fa, under tonic, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In music, to solmizate, or sing solfeggii.
- In music, to sing to solmizationsyllables instead of to words.
- n. In music:
- n. The syllables used in solmization taken collectively; the act or process of solmization; solfeggio; also, rarely, same as scale or gamut.
- n. See tonic sol-fa, under tonic.
- n. The roll or baton used by the leaders of Italian choirs.
- Of or pertaining to solmization in singing: as, the sol-fa method, or tonic sol-fa method.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a system of solmization using the solfa syllables: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti
Italian solfa, from Medieval Latin : sol, note of the scale; see gamut + fa, note of the scale; see gamut.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)