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The act or a system of using syllables, especially sol-fa syllables, to represent the tones of the scale.
[French solmisation, from solmiser, to sol-fa : sol, note of the scale (from Medieval Latin; see gamut) + mi, note of the scale (from Medieval Latin; see gamut).]
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(Music, other) music a system of naming the notes of a scale by syllables instead of letters derived from the 11th-century hexachord system of Guido d'Arezzo, which assigns the names ut (or do), re, mi, fa, sol, la, si (or ti) to the degrees of the major scale of C (fixed system) or (excluding the syllables ut and si) to the major scale in any key (movable system). See also tonic sol-fa
[C18: from French solmisation, from solmiser to use the sol-fa syllables, from sol1 + mi]
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sol•mi•za•tion(ˌsɒl məˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊl-)
the act, process, or system of using syllables to represent the tones of a musical scale.
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|Noun||1.||solmization - a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters|
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
|2.||solmization - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major|
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