What is the origin of the phrase?

(the gamut)
  • 1The complete range or scope of something:the whole gamut of human emotion

  • Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harry experiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able to control them much better that he did in The Phoenix.
  • Her face could register the gamut of human emotions without ever fully revealing her inner nature.
  • These stories take you on an exciting journey, and you traverse a whole gamut of human experience and emotions that reflect the changing Tamil milieu.