V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. a full or complete range; 2. all the notes in the musical scale
Synonyms: range, extent, continuum, scope, spectrum, scale
Tips: The word gamut is created from the Latin words gamma and ut, the lowest note and a higher note on the medieval musical scale. Think, all notes are accounted for in the gamut. Thus, gamut refers to the whole scale or range of things in a group. You may have heard someone say "runs the gamut," meaning "covers the entire range."
Her restaurant experience runs the gamut from dishwasher to manager. (range, extent, scope)
The pianists fingers seem to fly across the gamut of musical notes effortlessly and beautifully. (scale)
They carefully reviewed the gamut of possibilities before deciding on a solution. (range)
The office-supply store sold the gamut of hand-held devices and personal digital assistants. (spectrum, range)
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