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octave

oc·tave

octave

 
pronunciation:
ak tihv [or] ak teIv
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a musical tone eight full tones above or below another tone, with twice or half as many vibrations per second as the other tone.
definition 2: the interval between these two tones, or the tones or keys of an instrument within this interval.
definition 3: the sounding or sound of these two tones together.
definition 4: an eight-line stanza of poetry, or the first eight lines of a Italian sonnet. (Cf. sestet.)
definition 5: the eighth item in various series, or one eighth of something, or something counted in groups of eight.
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derivation: octaval (adj.)
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