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Syllabification: sol·feg·gio
Pronunciation: /sälˈfejēˌō

Definition of solfeggio in English:

noun (plural solfeggi /-jē/)

Another term for solfège (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • And we may find a clue in several survived manuscripts of solfeggio and esercizi.
  • As a pedagogue, he contributed with a compendium of twenty-five singing solfeggi and some technical exercises for violin.
  • As a class lesson, center activity, or time-out activity, Music Only Formats are excellent worksheets to determine pitches, solfeggio, numbers, or letter names.


late 18th century: Italian.

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