gamme

noun \ ˈgam \

Definition of gamme

plural -s
:gamut
  • produces a gamme of sounds that are beautiful
  • —Janet Flanner
  • a recurrent gamme of color
  • —Helen Gardner

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Origin and Etymology of gamme

French, from Old French game, from Medieval Latin gamma, from Late Latin, third letter of the Greek alphabet; from the use of the letter gamma by Guido d'Arezzo †1050? Benedictine monk and musical reformer to represent the lowest note of the gamut


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