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Word of the Day
Saturday, June 19, 1999

Definitions for gamut

  1. A complete extent or range; as, "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions."
  2. The entire scale of musical notes.

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Citations for gamut
The...stocks were running...up and down the gamut from $1 to $700 a share. , Harper's Magazine
Spider' and its predecessor run the gamut from the angry I-want-my-body-back screed 'Pig' to 'Hundreds of Sparrows,' a charmingly haunted ode lifted from Luke 12:7 , Washington Post
Origin of gamut
late Middle English
From gamma, the lowest note of Guido d'Arezzo's "great scale" + ut.