open diapason
Diapason Di`a*pa"son, n. [L., fr. Gr. diapasw^n (i. e., "h dia` pasw^n chordw^n symfoni`a the concord of the first and last notes, the octave); dia` through + pasw^n, gen. pl. of pa^s all: cf. F. diapason. Cf. {Panacea}.] 1. (Gr. Mus.) The octave, or interval which includes all the tones of the diatonic scale. Compare {disdiapason}. [1913 Webster]

2. Concord, as of notes an octave apart; harmony. [1913 Webster]

The fair music that all creatures made . . . In perfect diapason. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. The entire compass of tones; the entire compass of tones of a voice or an instrument. [1913 Webster]

Through all the compass of the notes it ran, The diapason closing full in man. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. A standard of pitch; a tuning fork; as, the French normal diapason. [1913 Webster]

5. One of certain stops in the organ, so called because they extend through the scale of the instrument. They are of several kinds, as {open diapason}, {stopped diapason}, {double diapason}, and the like. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • Open diapason — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • open diapason — noun : a pipe organ foundation stop having a full sonorous tone and consisting usually of metal pipes of 8 foot pitch open at the top * * * open diapason noun One of the chief foundation stops of an organ • • • Main Entry: ↑open …   Useful english dictionary

  • open diapason. — See under diapason (def. 4). [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • open diapason. — See under diapason (def. 4). [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • open diapason — англ. [о/упэн да/йэпэ/йсн] гл. открытые лабиальные голоса органа …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Diapason — Di a*pa son, n. [L., fr. Gr. diapasw^n (i. e., h dia pasw^n chordw^n symfoni a the concord of the first and last notes, the octave); dia through + pasw^n, gen. pl. of pa^s all: cf. F. diapason. Cf. {Panacea}.] 1. (Gr. Mus.) The octave, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open — O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open chain — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open circuit — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Open communion — Open O pen, a. [AS. open; akin to D. open, OS. opan, G. offan, Icel. opinn, Sw. [ o]ppen, Dan. aaben, and perh. to E. up. Cf. {Up}, and {Ope}.] 1. Free of access; not shut up; not closed; affording unobstructed ingress or egress; not impeding or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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