1(In tonic sol-fa) the first and eighth note of a major scale.
- In exercise 2, the fourth note, soh of D major, becomes the new doh of A major, and is therefore given both names (sung as s'doh).
- Tonic sol-fa was taught as his school and, by eighth grade, he had learned to snap doh, me, sol doh (a four note major chord) and performed this musical trick at a school concert.
- When a tune modulates, the new key note is named doh, the transition being expressed by a ‘bridge note’ with a double name.
Used to comment on a foolish or stupid action, especially one’s own: I keep crashing cars. Doh! What a dummy!
More example sentences
- I fell asleep on the couch and woke at 5.30 am… doh!
- He asks whether I would l prefer to go somewhere else for our first date and I realise that I am being asked out ‘proper’ - doh!
- When I reached the front door and tried to open it I discovered to my horror that the neighbour in the flat above had double locked the front door and I had no key… doh!