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Origin of diapason
OTHER WORDS FROM diapasondi·a·pa·son·al, adjectivesub·di·a·pa·son, nounsub·di·a·pa·son·al, adjective
Words nearby diapason
Example sentences from the Web for diapason
We have worked this out for all classes of tone—string, flute and diapason—and the law holds good in every instance.
Willis even went so far as to slot all of his Diapason pipes, and Cavaill-Coll sometimes adopted a similar practice.
The leathered Diapason, indeed, is now attaining a zenith of popularity both in England and America.
This was a large metal Diapason of ordinary construction, voiced on heavy wind pressure.
By no other means known to-day can anything approaching such grand and dignified Diapason tone be produced.
British Dictionary definitions for diapason
- a standard pitch used for tuning, esp the now largely obsolete one of A above middle C = 435 hertz, known as diapason normal (French (djapazɔ̃ nɔrmal)
- a tuning fork or pitch pipe