Definition of solfège in English:



  • 1Solmization.

    • ‘Solfège was created in the 10th Century to help monks to easily learn the chants for the mass.’
    • ‘That was a song that introduces the musical alphabet called ‘solfège’.’
    1. 1.1 An exercise in singing using solmization syllables.
      • ‘Get into a practicing mindset: Add Solfège to your daily practicing routine and develop your own exercises.’
      • ‘Traditionally, solfège is taught in a series of exercises of gradually increasing difficulty, each of which is also known as a "solfège".’
  • 2The study of singing and musicianship using solmization syllables.

    • ‘In the 1600's the French standardized the use of solfège as we know it today.’
    • ‘Another positive aspect of using Solfege is that it will help to improve your sight reading skills - not only in terms of singing but also on your instrument.’
    • ‘A child prodigy, he won the first prize for solfège at the Paris Conservatoire when he was seven.’


Early 20th century: French, from Italian solfeggio.