1(in solmization) the fifth note of a major scale.
- ‘Lully was famous for his composition of extended passacailles, pieces based on the ostinato repetition of repeating bass line, usually on a four-bar, stepwise descending bass line, the minor mode tetrachord from do to sol.’
- ‘In Ex. 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, mi, sol doh (a four note major chord) and performed this musical trick at a school concert.’
- 1.1The note G in the fixed-do system.
- ‘The so-called major scale consists of seven notes, which nowadays are designated by the letters C, D, E, F, G, A, and B, or sounded out as do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti.’
Middle English sol: representing (as an arbitrary name for the note) the first syllable of solve, taken from a Latin hymn (see solmization).
A fluid suspension of a colloidal solid in a liquid.
- ‘This concept does not entail the simultaneous existence of a silica gel and a sol, but rather a coexistence of short-chain silica polymers and monosilicic acid that condense to form quartz fibers.’
- ‘At this stage the mixture is known as a sol, and contains sufficient energy for the molecules to move freely in the mixture.’
- ‘De Hevesy dissolved the medals in acid, creating a colloidal sol so dark it was virtually black.’
- ‘Conversely, in areas where the silica was less concentrated, a gel would not form; rather, horizontal Uruguay bands would form by precipitation and settling out of silica crystallites from the aqueous sol.’
- ‘Monoliths doped with azurin were prepared adding the protein to the buffer solution to be mixed with the sol.’
Late 19th century: abbreviation of solution.
The basic monetary unit of Peru, equal to 100 centavos. It replaced the inti in 1991.
- ‘Garcia merely printed more of them, so many that a new currency, the nuevo sol, had to be invented to erase the memory of the old one.’
- ‘The Peruvian Neuvo Sol is also known around the world as a commodity currency.’
- ‘Peru's sol reached a decade high against the dollar after its foreign-currency debt rating was raised to investment grade by Fitch Ratings yesterday, increasing the allure of the nation's securities.’
Spanish, literally sun.