Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music Ti.

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  • n. A syllable used in solfège to represent the seventh note of a major scale.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A syllable applied, in solmization, to the note B; more recently, to the seventh tone of any major diatonic scale. It was added to Guido's scale by Le Maire about the end of the 17th century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In solmization, the syllable used for the seventh tone of the scale, or the leading tone.
  • n. The chemical symbol of silicon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a complete metric system of units of measurement for scientists; fundamental quantities are length (meter) and mass (kilogram) and time (second) and electric current (ampere) and temperature (kelvin) and amount of matter (mole) and luminous intensity (candela)
  • n. the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  • n. a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors

Etymologies

Italian, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Although Berne had permitted the temporary residence of the deposed count at Oron, and had granted to the countess the revenues of a small piece of land, the refugees soon left the "logis" which they found "_si froid et si mal fourni de vivres_," and repaired to Burgundy and the protection of their powerful de Vergy relatives.

    The Counts of Gruyère

  • "_Ah! si la jeunesse savait_, -- _si la vieillesse pouvait_!"

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • "_Si, si, si_!" he cried, nodding quickly and pointing right away into the distant valley.

    !Tention A Story of Boy-Life during the Peninsular War

  • "_Si, si, si_!" is the simultaneous answer of assent, Calderon alone seeming to give it with reluctance; though he hesitates from timidity, not mercy.

    The Flag of Distress A Story of the South Sea

  • [20] And, indeed, if the intellectual ability, etc. -- _Quod si -- animi virtus_, etc. "Quod si" can not here be rendered _but if; _ it is rather equivalent to _quapropter si_, and might be expressed by

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • Palmerius conjectured _simul tentandi gratiâ, si paterentur; et opportunitate loci, _ which Gerlach and Kritsius adopt, except that they change the place of the _et_, and put it before _si_.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • So enjoy the show, y para los nominados que se preguntan si esta será su noche, les digo, ¡si se puede!

    VivirLatino

  • "_Si, Senor, si, si_," answered a short, stout, black-bearded individual who formed one of the trio on the stranger's poop, "we are full of water and sinking.

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • That 100-year period used to be known as a saeculum — the root of our secular and the French word siècle for century:

    Astrology or Psychohistory? « Isegoria

  • The fifth chapter is about the word si, which is said to signify causality in or via antecedence.

    Peter of Spain

Comments

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  • Chemical element symbol for Silicon.

    December 2, 2007

  • LOL, nice way of diagramming it. :-) I just wish accent marks weren't so tricky to type. I'm not usually one to deliberately misspell things out of laziness, but I admit in the case of avoiding unusual characters, I'm pretty notorious.

    October 23, 2007

  • Welcome to the Maths class:

    si (Spa) ≠ (Spa)
    si (Spa) = if (Eng)
    (Spa) = yes (Eng)
    if (Eng) ≠ yes (Eng)

    Understood?

    October 22, 2007