variants or less commonly Gedackt or Gedact
plural Gedeckts also Gedackts or Gedacts
: a common organ stopped flue stop of 4′ pitch, 8′ pitch, 16′ pitch, or 32′ foot pitch and flute quality

Word History


gedeckt from German, from past participle of decken to cover, from Old High German deckan; gedackt, gedact from German gedackt, from archaic past participle of decken

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“Gedeckt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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