Diapason meaning

dīə-pāzən, -sən
A full, rich outpouring of harmonious sound.
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The entire range of an instrument or voice.
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Either of the two principal stops on a pipe organ that form the tonal basis for the entire scale of the instrument.
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The interval and the consonance of an octave.
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A standard indication of pitch.
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A tuning fork.
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One of the principal stops of an organ, covering the instrument's complete range and producing its characteristic tone quality.
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A swelling burst of harmony.
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A standard of musical pitch.
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A tuning fork.
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The interval of an octave.
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Complete harmony.
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The range or scope of something, especially of notes in a scale, or of a particular musical instrument.

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Origin of diapason

  • Middle English diapasoun from Latin diapāsōn the whole octave from Greek dia pāsōn (khordōn) through all (the notes) dia through dia– pāsōn feminine genitive pl. of pās every pant- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin diapason, from Ancient Greek διαπασων (diapasōn), that is διά (dia) + πασων (pasōn) (χορδων (khordōn)) ‘through all (notes)’.

    From Wiktionary