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diapason


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diapason  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diapason 
  n  :  either  of  the  two  main  stops  on  a  pipe  organ  [syn:  {diapason 
  stop}] 




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