Definition of solfège in English:

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solfège

Pronunciation: /sälˈfeZH/

noun

Music
1Solmization.
Example sentences
  • Solfège was created in the 10th Century to help monks to easily learn the chants for the mass.
  • That was a song that introduces the musical alphabet called ‘solfège’.
1.1An exercise in singing using solmization syllables.
Example sentences
  • Get into a practicing mindset: Add Solfège to your daily practicing routine and develop your own exercises.
  • Traditionally, solfège is taught in a series of exercises of gradually increasing difficulty, each of which is also known as a "solfège".
2The study of singing and musicianship using solmization syllables.
Example sentences
  • In the 1600's the French standardized the use of solfège as we know it today.
  • A child prodigy, he won the first prize for solfège at the Paris Conservatoire when he was seven.
  • Another positive aspect of using Solfege is that it will help to improve your sight reading skills - not only in terms of singing but also on your instrument.

Origin

Early 20th century: French, from Italian solfeggio.

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Syllabification: sol·fège

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