gamme

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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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“Gamme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamme. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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