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gam·ut

 (găm′ət)
n.
1. A complete range or extent: a face that expressed a gamut of emotions, from rage to peaceful contentment.
2. Music The entire series of recognized notes.

[Middle English, the musical scale, from Medieval Latin gamma ut, low G : gamma, lowest note of the medieval scale (from Greek, gamma; see gamma) + ut, first note of the lowest hexachord (after ut, first word in a Latin hymn to Saint John the Baptist, the initial syllables of successive lines of which were sung to the notes of an ascending scale CDEFGA: Ut queant laxis resonare fibris Mira gestorum famuli tuorum, Solve polluti labii reatum, Sancte Iohannes).]

gamut

(ˈɡæmət)
n
1. entire range or scale, as of emotions
2. (Classical Music) music
a. a scale, esp (in medieval theory) one starting on the G on the bottom line of the bass staff
b. the whole range of notes
3. (General Physics) physics the range of chromaticities that can be obtained by mixing three colours
[C15: from Medieval Latin, changed from gamma ut, from gamma, the lowest note of the hexachord as established by Guido d'Arezzo + ut (now, doh), the first of the notes of the scale ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, derived from a Latin hymn to St John: Ut queant laxis resonare fibris, Mira gestorum famuli tuorum, Solve polluti labi reatum, Sancte Iohannes]

gam•ut

(ˈgæm ət)

n.
1. the entire scale or range: the gamut of dramatic emotion from grief to joy.
2. the whole series of recognized musical notes.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin; contraction of gamma ut=gamma, used to represent the first or lowest tone (German) in the medieval scale + ut (later do); the notes of the scale (ut, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si) being named from a Latin hymn to St. John the Baptist: Ut queant laxis resonare fibris. Mira gestorum famuli tuorum, Solve polluti labii reatum, Sancte Iohannes]
solfeggio, gamut - Solfeggio and gamut are words formed on the sequence of musical notes.
See also related terms for sequence.

Gamut

 a range or scale of musical notes.
Examples: gamut of colours, 1824; of crime, 1859; of emotions; of Latin metre, 1864; of notes of music.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamut - a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
ambit, range, scope, reach, compass, orbit - an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"; "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"
2.gamut - the entire scale of musical notes
musical scale, scale - (music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave)
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

gamut

noun range, series, collection, variety, lot, field, scale, sweep, catalogue, scope, compass, assortment I went through the whole gamut of emotions.
Translations
gamma

gamut

[ˈgæmət] Ngama f
to run the (whole) gamut of (fig) → recorrer toda la gama de

gamut

[ˈgæmət] ngamme f
the whole gamut of symptoms → toute la gamme des symptômes
to run the gamut of sth → passer par tout l'éventail de qch

gamut

n (Mus) → Noten- or Tonskala f; (fig)Skala f; to run the (whole) gamut of emotionsdie ganze Skala der Gefühle durchlaufen; his facial expressions ran the gamut from pain to terrorsein Gesichtsausdruck durchlief die ganze Skala von Schmerz bis hin zu panischer Angst

gamut

[ˈgæmət] ngamma
to run the (whole) gamut of emotions → provare uno dopo l'altro tutti i sentimenti possibili
References in classic literature ?
Gamut--David Gamut," returned the singing master, preparing to wash down his sorrows in a powerful draught of the woodsman's high-flavored and well-laced compound.
Accordingly, the forger was put to Death; the utterer of a bad note was put to Death; the unlawful opener of a letter was put to Death; the purloiner of forty shillings and sixpence was put to Death; the holder of a horse at Tellson's door, who made off with it, was put to Death; the coiner of a bad shilling was put to Death; the sounders of three-fourths of the notes in the whole gamut of Crime, were put to Death.
Tra-lira-la,'' said he, whistling the notes; ``nay, I know my gamut as well as another.
And from the wings a hideously bent and disfigured old man watched the tableau in the box, his pock-marked features working spasmodically in varying expressions that might have marked every sensation in the gamut from pleasure to terror.
He must be made to speak, in order that he might be spoken to--for Milady very well knew that her greatest seduction was in her voice, which so skillfully ran over the whole gamut of tones from human speech to language celestial.
You can follow the dialogue, by turns grave and shrill, of the treble and the bass; you can see the octaves leap from one tower to another; you watch them spring forth, winged, light, and whistling, from the silver bell, to fall, broken and limping from the bell of wood; you admire in their midst the rich gamut which incessantly ascends and re-ascends the seven bells of Saint-Eustache; you see light and rapid notes running across it, executing three or four luminous zigzags, and vanishing like flashes of lightning.
These are the things that make the gamut of joy in landscape to midland-bred souls--the things they toddled among, or perhaps learned by heart standing between their father's knees while he drove leisurely.
Coral patches uprose everywhere from the turquoise depths, running the gamut of green from deepest jade to palest tourmaline, over which the sea filtered changing shades, creamed lazily, or burst into white fountains of sun-flashed spray.
He ran the gamut of denunciation, rising to heights of wrath that were sublime and almost Godlike, and from sheer exhaustion sinking to the vilest and most indecent abuse.
On the FB-3, Nilpeter will be running two Expanded Gamut (7-color process) jobs, demonstrating a changeover and the recall features of the press.
Wider Color Gamut : 3LCD projectors have up to 3 times wider Color Gamut[sup.
Specifically, the Christie 3P RGB laser solution produces a native color gamut that far exceeds that of other traditional lamp-based projection systems.