Word of the Day: Gamut

gamut gam-ut / găm-ət noun 1. the entire range, scale or extent Music contains a whole gamut of experience, from sensuous elements to ultimate intellectual harmonies. George Santayana, 1863 – 1952   2. the entire scale of musical notes; the complete range of a voice or instrument When Passepartout heard what this last voyage was going to cost, he uttered a prolonged “Oh!” which extended throughout his vocal gamut. From “Around the World in Eighty Days” by Jules Verne, 1828 – 1905