Stopped-diapason



noun
1.
See under diapason (def 4).
noun, Music.
1.
a full, rich outpouring of melodious sound.
2.
the compass of a voice or instrument.
3.
a fixed standard of pitch.
4.
either of two principal timbres or stops of a pipe organ, one of full, majestic tone (open diapason) and the other of strong, flutelike tone (stopped diapason)
5.
any of several other organ stops.
6.
a tuning fork.
noun (music)
1.
either of two stops (open and stopped diapason) usually found throughout the compass of a pipe organ that give it its characteristic tone colour
2.
the compass of an instrument or voice
3.
(chiefly in French usage)

a standard pitch used for tuning, esp the now largely obsolete one of A above middle C = 435 hertz, known as diapason normal (French(djapazɔ̃ nɔrmal)
a tuning fork or pitch pipe

4.
(in classical Greece) an octave

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