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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: gamma ut, names given to the highest and lowest notes on the musical scale

gamut

noun
     
gam‧ut [singular]
the complete range of possibilities
gamut of
College life opened up a whole gamut of new experiences.
Her feelings that day ran the gamut of emotions (=included all the possibilities between two extremes).

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