stopped 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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