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Definition of Octave
OctaveOctave Oc"tave, n. [F., fr. L. octava an eighth, fr. octavus
eighth, fr. octo eight. See Eight, and cf. Octavo,
1. The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day
being included; also, the week following a church
festival. ``The octaves of Easter.' --Jer. Taylor.
(a) The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one
and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal
length; an interval of five tones and two semitones.
(b) The whole diatonic scale itself.
Note: The ratio of a musical tone to its octave above is 1:2
as regards the number of vibrations producing the
3. (Poet.) The first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of
four verses each; a stanza of eight lines.
With mournful melody it continued this octave. --Sir
Double octave. (Mus.) See under Double.
Octave flute (Mus.), a small flute, the tones of which
range an octave higher than those of the German or
ordinary flute; -- called also piccolo. See Piccolo.
4. A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
Octave Oc"tave, a.
Consisting of eight; eight. --Dryden.
Meaning of Octave from wikipedia
- In music, an octave
(Latin: octavus: eighth) or perfect octave
the diapason) is the interval between
one musical pitch
- GNU Octave
is a high-level programming language primarily intended
for scientific computing
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- Due to the principle
are generally considered
to span a single octave
, with higher
or lower octaves simply repeating
- An octave
band is a frequency
band that spans
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- In music, a blind octave
is the alternate doubling above
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- The Octave
is the eight-day period, or octave
, that begins
and ends with the following
Sunday. In Christian churches
- in each octave
, giving their
name in the Helmholtz
system, and the "German method" of octave
nomenclature. (The octave below
the contra octave
voices. Tenor voice parts sound
an octave lower
and are often written using
clef (see below) or a double-treble clef. A G-clef...
- The Sicilian octave
(Italian: ottava siciliana
napoletana, lit. "Neapolitan octave
") is a verse
of eight lines
- The seventh octave
is the highest octave
of a piano. Using middle
C (C4) as a guide, the next higher
C is C5 or tenor
C. The next C is C6 or soprano
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