\ ˈgam \
plural -s

Definition of gamme

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Gamme.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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