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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.]
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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]
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sol•feg•gio(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]
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solfeggio, gamut - Solfeggio and gamut are words formed on the sequence of musical notes.
See also related terms for sequence.
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|Noun||1.||solfeggio - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major|
|2.||solfeggio - a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable|
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