AskDefine | Define diapason

Dictionary Definition

diapason n : either of the two main stops on a pipe organ [syn: diapason stop]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Latin diapason, from Greek διαπασων, that is διά πασων (χορδων) ‘through all (notes)’.

Pronunciation

IPA: /dʌɪə'peɪzən/

Noun

diapason
  1. the range or scope of something, especially of notes in a scale, or of a particular musical instrument
    • 1934: the piano curving like a conch, corollas giving out diapasons of light — Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

French

Etymology

Latin diapason, from Greek διαπασων, that is διά πασων (χορδων) ‘through all (notes)’.

Pronunciation

IPA: /djapazɔ̃/

Noun

diapason

Extensive Definition

Diapason may refer to:
diapason in German: Diapason
diapason in Estonian: Diapasoon

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

English horn, accord, accordance, air, attune, attunement, bassoon, baton, block flute, bombard, bourdon, carry, cello, chime, chiming, chromatic scale, claribel, clarinet, clarion, compass, concentus, concert, concert flute, concord, concordance, consecutive intervals, consonance, consonancy, consort, cornet, cornopean, cromorna, cymbel, degree, descant, diatessaron, diatonic interval, diatonic semitone, dodecuple scale, dulciana, enharmonic diesis, enharmonic interval, enharmonic scale, euphony, fifth, flute stop, foundation stop, fourniture, fourth, gamba, gamut, gedeckt, gemshorn, great scale, half step, halftone, harmonic flute, harmonics, harmony, heavy harmony, homophony, hybrid stop, interval, koppel flute, larigot, lay, less semitone, major scale, measure, melodia, melodic interval, melodic minor, metronome, minor scale, mixture, monochord, monody, music stand, mutation stop, mute, nazard, note, oboe, octave, octave scale, organ stop, parallel octaves, pentatonic scale, piccolo, pitch pipe, plein jeu, posaune, principal, quint, quintaten, radius, range, rank, ranket, reach, reed stop, register, rhythmometer, rohr flute, scale, scope, second, semitone, sesquialtera, seventh, shawm, sixth, sonometer, spectrum, spitz flute, step, stick, stop, stopped diapason, stopped flute, strain, stretch, string diapason, string stop, sweep, symphony, synchronism, synchronization, temperament, third, three-part harmony, tierce, tone, tone measurer, tremolo, trombone, trumpet, tune, tuning, tuning bar, tuning fork, tuning pipe, twelfth, unda maris, unison, unison interval, unisonance, vibrato, viola, voix celeste, vox angelica, vox humana, warble, whole step, whole-tone scale
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