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Meaning of DIAPASON

Pronunciation:  `dIu'peyzun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  either of the two main stops on a pipe organ
 

DIAPASON is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: diapason stop
 
 See Also: organ stop

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Di`a*pa"son\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? (i. e., ? ? ? the
concord of the first and last notes, the octave); dia`
through + ?, gen. pl. of ? all: cf. F. diapason. Cf.
{Panacea}.]
1. (Gr. Mus.) The octave, or interval which includes all the
   tones of the diatonic scale.

2. Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony.

         The fair music that all creatures made . . . In
         perfect diapason.                     --Milton.

3. The entire compass of tones.

         Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The
         diapason closing full in man.         --Dryden.

4. A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal
   diapason.

5. 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.

 
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