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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.
The exhibition features photographs of artist Raj arrayed in the traditional authentic finery of various regions and nations while sounds pieces by Nelly Furtado explore new territory featuring Solfeggio Frequencies, frequencies that allow the mind and body to achieve a greater sense of balancing and deep healing.
Whether it is a solfeggio lesson, music history course or orchestra rehearsal, not to mention the special classes for performers--instrumentalists and vocalists, amongst others--the sheet music and books continuously flow away from the library and soon return to their shelves again, to rest in one of the three separate, dedicated, book-filled spaces" (1).
It began with learning to read musical notation, followed by the principles of solfeggio and harmony, culminating in training to read music in choir session and even impromptu sight-reading performance.
Also studies in theory, harmony, analysis, form and structure, history of music, solfeggio, counterpoint, and Byzantine music are taught as classroom subjects.
I listen to solfeggio tones, binaural beats and meditate in the dark.
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.
They do this without a previous thorough study of the breath, of solfeggio and vocalization, and without any comprehension of voice registers.
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.