Definition of movable-do in English:

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movable-do

Pronunciation: /ˌmo͞ovəbəlˈdō/
(British movable-doh)

adjective

[attributive] Music
Denoting a system of solmization (such as tonic sol-fa) in which do is the keynote of any major scale. Compare with fixed-do.
Example sentences
  • Those of us who have been taught with a movable doh find fixed doh very hard.
  • As a choirboy I was taught the movable doh system as well as staff notation.
  • The guitar is well equipped to adapt to solfa: the finger patterns easily relate to the movable doh.

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Syllabification: mov·a·ble-do

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