Word of the Day – Diapason

By July 15, 2018 Word of the Day

Diapason (noun)

dai-a-pay-sun

A grand swelling burst of harmony.

(literary) The entire compass, range, or scope of something.

Late Middle English (denoting the interval of an octave): via Latin from Greek dia pasōn (khordōn) ‘through all (notes)’.

Example sentences

“As he spoke he allowed his voice to swell into a sonorous diapason.”

“As an author he understands the full human diapason.”

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