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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sol·mi·za·tion /ˌsɑlməˈzeʃən/
 [音樂] 階名唱法

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sol·mi·za·tion n.  Mus. The act of sol-faing. [Written also solmisation.]
 Note:This art was practiced by the Greeks; but six of the seven syllables now in use are generally attributed to Guido d' Arezzo, an Italian monk of the eleventh century, who is said to have taken them from the first syllables of the first six lines of the following stanza of a monkish hymn to St. John the Baptist. --
 Ut queant laxis
 Resonare fibris
 Mira gestorum
 Famuli tuorum
 Solve polluti
 Labii reatum,
 Sancte Joannes.
 Professor Skeat says the name of the seventh note, si, was also formed by him [Guido] from the initials of the two words of the last line; but this is disputed, Littré attributing the first use of it to Anselm of Flanders long afterwards. The syllable do is often substituted for ut.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables
           instead of letters [syn: solmisation]
      2: singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the
         scale of C major [syn: solfege, solfeggio]