n.1.Same as Diapason.
A tuneful diapase of pleasures.
- Spenser.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Those two the first and last proportions are; The one imperfect, mortall, feminine, Th' other immortall, perfect, masculine; And twixt them both a quadrate was the base, Proportiond equally by seven and nine; Nine was the circle sett in heavens place; All which compacted made a goodly diapase (2.