There are 2 main definitions of te in English:


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Pronunciation: /tiː
(North American ti)


1(In tonic sol-fa) the seventh note of a major scale.
More example sentences
  • The seven tones of the major scale are named doh, ray, me, fah, soh, lah and te.
1.1The note B in the fixed-doh system.
More example sentences
  • So the half steps E-F and B-C use the syllables mi-fa and ti-do.


mid 19th century: alteration of si, adopted to avoid having two notes (soh and si) beginning with the same letter (see solmization).

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