Solmization meaning

sŏlmĭ-zāshən
The act or a system of using syllables, especially sol-fa syllables, to represent the tones of the scale.
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The system or practice of identifying musical tones by syllables: often used as an aid in teaching music.
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Alternative spelling of solmisation.
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Origin of solmization

  • French solmisation from solmiser to sol-fa sol note of the scale (from Medieval Latin gamut) mi note of the scale (from Medieval Latin gamut)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition