diapason

Part of speech: noun

A principal stop in a pipe organ, characterized by fulness and richness of tone.

Part of speech: noun

Comprehensive or fundamental harmony; accord.

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Usage examples "diapason":

  1. It is the diapason of a new literature produced by the war. - "Revisiting the Earth", James Langdon Hill.
  2. The words- the inspiring words of the labor chant had caught the people on the sidewalk, and a great diapason was rising: March on! - "In the Heart of a Fool", William Allen White.
  3. At the great stone basin Malcolm set the swan spouting, but the sweet musical jargon of the falling water seemed almost coarse in the soundless diapason of the moonlight. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.