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music: the fifth tone of a diatonic scale; a Peruvian coin
ancient Roman god personifying the sun
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sol 1(sōl) also so (sō)
The fifth tone of the diatonic scale in solfeggio.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin; see gamut.]
An old French coin worth 12 deniers.
[French, from Old French, from Late Latin solidus, solidus; see solidus.]
n. pl. so·les (sō′lĕs)
See Table at currency.
[Spanish, sun (from the drawing on the coin), from Latin sōl, sun; see sāwel- in Indo-European roots.]
sol 4(sôl, sōl)
A colloidal solution.
(Music, other) music another name for soh
[C14: see gamut]
1. (Currencies) short for new sol
2. (Currencies) a former French copper or silver coin, usually worth 12 deniers
[C16: from Old French, from Late Latin: solidus]
(Chemistry) a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase, esp one in which a solid is suspended in a liquid
[C20: shortened from hydrosol]
(Astronomy) astronomy a solar day as measured on the planet Mars, equal to 24.65 hours
[C20: from Latin sōl the sun]
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god personifying the sun. Greek counterpart: Helios
2. (Poetry) a poetic word for the sun
the musical syllable for the fifth tone of a diatonic scale.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin solve; see gamut]
a former coin and money of account of France.
[1575–85; < Old French sol < Late Latin solidus solidus1]
sol3(soʊl, sɒl; Sp. sɔl)
n., pl. sols, Sp. so•les (ˈsɔ lɛs)
the basic monetary unit of Peru.
[1880–85; < American Spanish: sun, Sp < Latin sōl]
a fluid colloidal solution.
1. a personification of the sun.
2. the Roman god of the sun, identified with the Greek god Helios.
a combining form meaning “soil” of the kind specified by the initial element: spodosol.
[< Latin solum soil]
A liquid solution or suspension of a colloid.
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|Noun||1.||sol - a colloid that has a continuous liquid phase in which a solid is suspended in a liquid|
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
|2.||Sol - (Roman mythology) ancient Roman god; personification of the sun; counterpart of Greek Helios|
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
|3.||sol - the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization|
solfa syllable - one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
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