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Diapason
  • (n.) A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason.
  • (n.) Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony.
  • (n.) One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as open diapason, stopped diapason, double diapason, and the like.
  • (n.) The entire compass of tones.
  • (n.) The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale.

    OPTED is a public domain English word list dictionary, based on the public domain portion of "The Project Gutenberg Etext of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary" which is in turn based on the 1913 US Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. (See Project Gutenburg.)


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