The complete range of colors a display or printer is capable of producing. If a color falls outside the gamut of a device, it cannot be accurately displayed or printed from that device.
ETYM French gamme + ut the name of a musical note. French gamme is from the name of the Greek letter gamma, which was used by Guido d'Arezzo to represent the first note of his model scale.
1. A complete extent or range.
2. The entire scale of musical notes.
Whole range of musical notes; whole scale from doh to doh; entire range or compass.
In medieval musical theory, the lowest note (G2); also a generic term for scale, or for the entire spectrum of pitches, from the lowest to the highest.