What does gamut mean?

Definitions for gamutˈgæm ət

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gamut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamut(noun)

    a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"

  2. gamut(noun)

    the entire scale of musical notes


  1. gamut(Noun)

    A (normally) complete range.

  2. gamut(Noun)

    All the notes in the musical scale.

  3. gamut(Noun)

    All the colours available to a device such as a monitor or printer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamut(noun)

    the scale

  2. Origin: [F. gamme + ut the name of a musical note. F. gamme is fr. the name of the Greek letter , which was used by Guido d'Arezzo to represent the first note of his model scale. See Gamma, and Ut.]


  1. Gamut

    In color reproduction, including computer graphics and photography, the gamut, or color gamut, is a certain complete subset of colors. The most common usage refers to the subset of colors which can be accurately represented in a given circumstance, such as within a given color space or by a certain output device. Another sense, less frequently used but not less correct, refers to the complete set of colors found within an image at a given time. In this context, digitizing a photograph, converting a digitized image to a different color space, or outputting it to a given medium using a certain output device generally alters its gamut, in the sense that some of the colors in the original are lost in the process.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gamut

    gam′ut, n. the musical scale: the whole extent of a thing. [So called from the Gr. gamma, which marked the last of the series of notes in the musical notation of Guido Aretinus, and L. ut, the beginning of an old hymn to St John ('Ut queant laxis') used in singing the scale.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gamut in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gamut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B.

  2. Maribeth Bisienere:

    It is unusual that you get both ends of the running gamut.

  3. Steven Schale:

    Independents are not monolithic, they run the ideological gamut.

  4. Billy Howard:

    The notes ran the whole gamut of human emotion, i was surprised at how many upbeat ones there were.

  5. Karen Charboneau-Harrison:

    What we do here is we celebrate the world wisdom traditions, we have books about Hinduism, Buddhism, Goddess Spirituality, Native American shamanism, really the gamut. So what we are about is people's spiritual paths.

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