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Word of the Day 10/18/18 Diapason

Diapason (noun)
diapason [dahy-uh-pey-zuh n, -suh n]


noun Music.
1. a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound.
2. the compass of a voice or instrument.
3. a fixed standard of pitch.
4. either of two principal timbres or stops of a pipe organ, one of full, majestic tone (open diapason) and the other of strong, flutelike tone (stopped diapason).
5. any of several other organ stops.
6. a tuning fork.

Related forms
di·a·pa·son·al, adjective
sub·di·a·pa·son, noun
sub·di·a·pa·son·al, adjective

Related Words for diapason
chant, inflection, refrain, theme, music, lyric, area, space, spectrum, field, length, scope, territory, dimension, matter, concert, chorus, ditty, harmony, jingle

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English diapasoun < Latin diapāsōn the whole octave < Greek dià pāsôn (chordôn) through all (the notes), short for hē dià pāsôn chordôn symphōnía the concord through all the notes of the scale

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