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Word of the Week: Gamut

May 06, 2019
Word of the Week




Gamut means the entire scale or range.

Although it often seems that we have run the gamut of WOWs, we always tend to find that there still are robust words aplenty for us to learn!

(Medieval Latin)

(ML) gamut – a contraction of gamma and ut, used to represent the first or lowest tone (G) in the medieval scale + ut

(First known use: 1425)

The Word of the Week (WOW) program was inaugurated at the Muhlenberg School District in 2010 and for the past eight years, the school district, local community and beyond have been involved in promoting literacy through the Word of the Week (WOW) vocabulary initiative.

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