Definition of gamut in English:
- Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harry experiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able to control them much better that he did in The Phoenix.
- Her face could register the gamut of human emotions without ever fully revealing her inner nature.
- These stories take you on an exciting journey, and you traverse a whole gamut of human experience and emotions that reflect the changing Tamil milieu.
- The older corpus tended to treat E and B as notes of secondary importance, but later chants frequently contain passages that use all notes of the gamut equally freely; they also appear to emphasize interlocking chains of 3rds.
- A strong keyboard technique is called for, with high priority on the ability to vary tonal color to suggest the full orchestral gamut.
- The corresponding framework for medieval music is the diatonic gamut from G2 to E5, with B-flat3 and B-flat4.
late Middle English: from medieval Latin gamma ut, originally the name of the lowest note in the medieval scale (bass G an octave and a half below middle C), then applied to the whole range of notes used in medieval music. The Greek letter Γ (gamma) was used for bass G, with ut indicating that it was the first note in the lowest of the hexachords or six-note scales (see solmization).
run the gamut
- Experience, display, or perform the complete range of something: wines that run the gamut from dry to sweetMore example sentences
- In scheduling enough content to run the gamut of women's experiences, the festival has performed a balancing act.
- This compilation offers a wide range of genres, running the gamut from garage rock through funk, new wave and electroclash to atmospheric rock, and even mellow jazz.
- The conference planners negotiate special rates at a large number of area hotels that run the gamut of price ranges, and some very special deals are available.
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