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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 ?
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.
Palmer's real estate career ran the gamut from land to industrial to office, and he personally represented some of the most prestigious corporate accounts in northern New Jersey, including Jaguar, Sharp, Grand Union and Cellular One.
Attendees' experiences ran the gamut from the leaps and gyrations in a fast-moving Dalcroze session to the thoughtful poignancy of an elder-education study and the stimulation of hearing about the latest brain research.
Participants ran the gamut from those who insisted on a tough, cheap work vehicle with no frills to those that essentially wanted a luxury car with a bed and towing capabilities.