Word of the Day: Diapason

Since receiving a Word A Day Calendar, I've decided to write a short something including my new word each day.


noun di·a·pa·son \ˌdī-ə-ˈpā-zən, -sən\

  1. 1 a :  a burst of sound <diapasons of laughter> b :  the principal foundation stop in the organ extending through the complete range of the instrument c (1) :  the entire compass of musical tones (2)range, scope <registers the full diapason of her responses — Mindy Aloff>

  2. 2 atuning fork b :  a standard of pitch


The diapsons of cheers after the Red Sox homerun was deafening.