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Definition of "solmization" [sol•mi•za•tion]

  • Music The act or a system of using syllables, especially sol-fa syllables, to represent the tones of the scale. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "solmization" in a sentence
  • "Boethius's gesture might be interpreted as arithmetic counting; however, since his presence points also to the discipline of music, the gesture might allude to the mnemonic finger notation devised by Guido d'Arezzo (ca. 990 – 1050) for solmization. back"
  • "Gombert was not above occasional solmization puns as on the words ‘ut’ and ‘sol’ in O gloriosa Dei genitrix."
  • "From about 1800, singing-school tunebooks bagan to be published in a four-shape system of shaped noteheads corresponding to the then current Elizabethan solfa solmization."
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