Definition of Diapason

1. Noun. Either of the two main stops on a pipe organ.

Exact synonyms: Diapason Stop
Generic synonyms: Organ Stop



Definition of Diapason

1. n. The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale.

Definition of Diapason

1. Noun. the range or scope of something, especially of notes in a scale, or of a particular musical instrument ¹

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Definition of Diapason

1. a burst of harmonious sound [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diapason

dianion
dianions
dianisidine
dianium
dianodal
dianoetic
dianoetically
dianoialogy
dianthus
dianthuses
diaoyudaoite
diapase
diapases
diapasm
diapasms
diapason (current term)
diapason stop
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diapause
diapaused
diapauses
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diapedeses
diapedesis
diapensia
diapensia family
diapente
diapentes
diaper
diaper dermatitis

Literary usage of Diapason

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1. Organ Registration: A Comprehensive Treatise on the Distinctive Quality of by Everett Ellsworth Truette (1919)
"These are the recognized characteristics of the diapason, and fittingly describe the ... Violin diapason. There are several varieties of the diapason. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Few stops admit of mere variety and individuality in their quality of tone than the stopped diapason; but too frequently the great organ stopped diapason ..."

3. A Dictionary of Music and Musicians (A.D. 1450-1880) by John Alexander Fuller-Maitland, George Grove (1880)
"The second Open diapason had, instead of open pipes in the lowest octave, ... Open diapason . 76 & Open diapason . 76 4. Stopped diapason 76 fv. Principal . ..."

4. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"Stopt diapason, double diapason, and most of the flutes. 7 Grand organs have, in addition to the above, from two to two and a half octaves of pedals. ..."

5. The Organ and Its Construction: A Systematic Hand-book for Organists, Organ by Johann Julius Seidel (1852)
"diapason is in England the principal register of the organ. ... The measure and intonation of all the other registers depend on that of the diapason. ..."

6. The Musical World (1861)
"Theodore Barriere, the most dramatic nature that has appeared in the last twenty-five years, was never at any time a diapason- author ; he might have become ..."

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