[gam-uh t] /ˈgæm ət/
the entire scale or range:
the gamut of dramatic emotion from grief to joy.
entire range or scale, as of emotions
(physics) the range of chromaticities that can be obtained by mixing three colours
the full range or compass of something; a range from one extreme to the other
Medieval Latin gamma ‘G’ + ut ‘lowest note’
1520s, originally, “lowest note in the medieval musical scale,” in the system of notation devised by Guido d’Arezzo, contraction of Medieval Latin gamma ut, from gamma, the Greek letter, indicating a note below A, + ut, the low note on the six-note musical scale that took names from corresponding syllables in a Latin hymn for St. John the Baptist’s Day:
Ut queant laxis resonare fibris
Mira gestorum famuli tuorum
Solve polluti labii reatum,
etc. Gamut came to be used for “the whole musical scale;” the figurative sense of “entire scale or range” of anything is first recorded 1620s. When the modern octave scale was set early 16c., si was added, changed to ti in Britain and U.S. to keep the syllables as different from each other as possible. Ut later was replaced by more sonorous do (n.). Cf. also solmisation.
The gamut of a monitor is the set of colours it can display. There are some colours which can’t be made up of a mixture of red, green and blue phosphor emissions and so can’t be displayed by any monitor.
[gey-mee] /ˈgeɪ mi/ adjective, gamier, gamiest. 1. having the tangy flavor or odor of : I like the gamy taste of venison. 2. having the flavor or odor of or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted: The roast was still edible but was slightly gamy. 3. plucky; spirited. 4. lewd or suggestive; risqué. 5. […]
[gan] /gæn/ verb 1. simple past tense of 3 . [jin] /dʒɪn/ noun 1. . 2. a trap or snare for game. 3. any of various machines employing simple tackle or windlass mechanisms for hoisting. 4. a stationary prime mover having a drive shaft rotated by horizontal beams pulled by horses walking in a circle. […]
[guh-nahsh] /gəˈnɑʃ/ noun 1. a whipped frosting or filling made with semisweet chocolate and cream, used for cakes, pastries, and candies. /ɡəˈnæʃ/ noun 1. a smooth mixture of chocolate and cream, used in cakes, truffles, and chocolates
[gahn-jah] /gɑnˈdʒɑ/ noun 1. a city in NW Azerbaijan. /ˈɡanʒə/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Azerbaijani name for Gandzha