Simple Definition of gamut
: a range or series of related things
Full Definition of gamut
1 : the whole series of recognized musical notes
2 : an entire range or series <ran the gamut from praise to contempt>
Examples of gamut
She experienced the full gamut of human emotions.
<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
Synonym Discussion of gamut
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