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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gamut mean? 

GAMUT (noun)
  The noun GAMUT has 2 senses:

1. a complete extent or range:
2. the entire scale of musical notes

  Familiarity information: GAMUT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

GAMUT (noun)

Sense 1gamut [BACK TO TOP]


A complete extent or range:

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

a face that expressed a gamut of emotions

Hypernyms ("gamut" is a kind of...):

ambit; compass; orbit; range; reach; scope (an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control:)

Sense 2gamut [BACK TO TOP]


The entire scale of musical notes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("gamut" is a kind of...):

musical scale; scale ((music) a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme (usually within an octave))

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

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