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sol·mi·za·tion

 (sŏl′mĭ-zā′shən)
n. Music
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).]

solmization

(ˌsɒlmɪˈzeɪʃən) or

solmisation

n
(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]

sol•mi•za•tion

(ˌsɒl məˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌsoʊl-)

n.
the act, process, or system of using syllables to represent the tones of a musical scale.
[1720–30; < French solmisation=solmis(er) <sol sol1 + mi mi + -iser -ize]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.solmization - a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
solfa, tonic solfa - a system of solmization using the solfa syllables: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti
2.solmization - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music