noun gam·ut \ˈga-mət\

: a range or series of related things

Full Definition of GAMUT

:  the whole series of recognized musical notes
:  an entire range or series <ran the gamut from praise to contempt>

Examples of GAMUT

  1. She experienced the full gamut of human emotions.
  2. <the actress's work runs the gamut from goofy comedies to serious historical dramas>

Origin of GAMUT

Medieval Latin gamma, lowest note of a medieval scale (from Late Latin, 3d letter of the Greek alphabet) + ut ut
First Known Use: 15th century

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