This collection of shirts runs the gamut of color.
An example of gamut is a clothing collection that includes every color of the rainbow.
- the lowest note of the medieval scale, corresponding to modern G below middle C
- the complete medieval scale
- the entire series of recognized notes in modern music
- any complete musical scale, esp. the major scale
- the entire range or extent, as of emotions
Origin of gamutMedieval Latin gamma ut from gamma, the gamut, name used by Guido d'Arezzo for the lowest note of his scale ( from Classical Greek gamma, gamma) + ut from Classical Latin ut, that, used as a musical note, taken from a medieval song whose phrases began on successive ascending major tones: Ut queant laxis Resonare fibris, Mira gestorum Famuli tuorum, Solve polluti Labii reatum, Sancte Iohannes
- A complete range or extent: a face that expressed a gamut of emotions, from rage to peaceful contentment.
- Music The entire series of recognized notes.
Origin of gamutMiddle English the musical scale from Medieval Latin gamma ut low G gamma lowest note of the medieval scale ( from Greek gamma ; see gamma . ) ut first note of the lowest hexachord ( after ut , first word in a Latin hymn to Saint John the Baptist, the initial syllables of successive lines of which were sung to the notes of an ascending scale CDEFGA: Ut queant laxis re sonare fibris Mi ra gestorum fa muli tuorum, Sol ve polluti la bii reatum, Sancte Iohannes )
1520s, original sense “lowest note of musical scale”, from Medieval Latin gamma ut, from gamma (“(Greek letter, corresponding to the musical note G)”) + ut (“first solfège syllable, now replaced by do”). In modern terms, “G do” – the first note of the G scale . Meaning later extended to mean all the notes of a scale, and then more generally any complete range.