Definition of sol-fa in US English:



  • short for tonic sol-fa
    • ‘Parents are reported to be moving children to schools with better sol-fa teaching.’
    • ‘Before attempting to sing the words of any song, we were required to work out our parts by singing over and over the proper sol-fa syllables.’
    • ‘Tonic Sol-fa is thus a system of aural training, and, once beginners have become familiar with the sol-fa syllables, they should be able to pitch the notes of a simple diatonic tune.’

verbsol-faing, sol-faed, sol-fas

[with object]
  • Sing using the sol-fa syllables.

    • ‘In Buenos Aires he was named in the Musical Municipal Conservatory, 1930, teacher of theory and sol-faing.’