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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 software featuring
a high-level programming
language, primarily intended
com****tions. Octave helps
in solving linear
- note name (with accidental
if needed) and a number identifying
the pitch's octave
. Although scientific pitch notation
was originally designed
as a companion...
- An octave
band is a frequency
band that spans
(Play (help·info)). In this context
can be a factor
of 2 or a factor
of 100.3. 2/1...
- Due to the principle
are generally considered
to span a single octave
, with higher
or lower octaves simply repeating
- In music, a blind octave
is the alternate doubling above
a successive scale
notes: "the p****age being
pla****...alternately in the higher...
- 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
- The Sicilian octave
(Italian: ottava siciliana
napoletana, lit. "Neapolitan octave
") is a verse
of eight lines
voices. Tenor voice parts sound
an octave lower
and are often written using
clef (see below) or a double-treble clef. A G-clef...
T****aert (Paris, 26 July 1800 – Paris, 24 April
1874) was a French painter
and genre, religious, historical
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