Definition of fixed-do in US English:


(British fixed-doh)


  • attributive Denoting a system of solmization in which C is called “do,” D is called “re,” etc., irrespective of the key in which they occur.

    Compare with movable-do
    • ‘I find that the fixed-do solfege syllables work best for this.’
    • ‘Of the familiar tonal systems - the interval names, numbers, fixed-do, moveable-do with a do-based minor, and moveable-do with a la-based minor, the only one that is based on syntax is the moveable-do with a la-based minor.’