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Meaning of SOL-FA

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sol`-fa"\, v. t.
    To sing to solmization syllables.
    
    
  2. \Sol`-fa"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sol-faed};p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Sol-faing}.] [It. solfa the gamut, from the syllables fa,
    sol.]
    To sing the notes of the gamut, ascending or descending; as,
    do or ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do, or the same in reverse
    order.
    
          Yet can I neither solfe ne sing.         --Piers
                                                   Plowman.
    
    
  3. \Sol"-fa"\, n.
    The gamut, or musical scale. See {Tonic sol-fa}, under
    {Tonic}, n.
    
    
 

 

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