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 (sōl-fĕj′ē-ō′, -fĕj′ō)
n. pl. sol·feg·gi (-fĕj′ē) or sol·feg·gios Music
1. Use of the sol-fa syllables to note the tones of the scale; solmization.
2. A singing exercise in which the sol-fa syllables are used instead of text.

[Italian, from solfa, sol-fa; see sol-fa.]


(sɒlˈfɛdʒɪˌəʊ) or


n, pl -feggi (-ˈfɛdʒiː) , -feggios or -fèges
1. (Music, other) a voice exercise in which runs, scales, etc, are sung to the same syllable or syllables
2. (Music, other) solmization, esp the French or Italian system, in which the names correspond to the notes of the scale of C major
[C18: from Italian solfeggiare to use the syllables sol-fa; see gamut]


(sɒlˈfɛdʒ oʊ, -ˈfɛdʒ iˌoʊ)

n., pl. -feg•gi (-ˈfɛdʒ i)
1. a vocal exercise using sol-fa syllables.
[1765–75; < Italian, derivative of solfeggiare=solf(a) (see sol -fa) + -eggiare v. suffix]


, gamut - Solfeggio and gamut are words formed on the sequence of musical notes.
See also related terms for sequence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solfeggio - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
2.solfeggio - a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
References in classic literature ?
Having finished her morning tea she went to the ballroom, which she particularly liked for its loud resonance, and began singing her solfeggio.
Some older hoodies, perched upon a nearby bus stop, stop gobbing at passers by and begin a Gregorian chant, using the beautiful harmonics of the solfeggio musical scale to bring a sense of healing and well being to the stunned people getting of the bus from the Metrocentre.
Download from the App Store and play around with this neat app that renders sounds of solfeggio with colorful mandala-based images whose shapes are inspired by hypotrichoids and epitrochoids.
The Mozarthaus will also be home to courses on piano, violin, guitar, flamenco, singing, solfeggio, English, Spanish and German if the founders receive any requests.
Since 1936, teacher of organ and solfeggio, later theoretical musical subjects and music history in the Tallinn Conservatoire.
In the parish schools emphasis was laid on solfeggio and singing verses in Latin, Portuguese and Konkani.
Helpful appendices contain solfeggio syllable sheets for intro to music reading, warm-up exercises, and forms of inquiry for out of print copyrighted material, plus an NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) code of ethics for vocal instructors.