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Definition of Octave

Octave
Octave Oc"tave, n. [F., fr. L. octava an eighth, fr. octavus eighth, fr. octo eight. See Eight, and cf. Octavo, Utas.] 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. 2. (Mus.) (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 tones. 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 P. Sidney. 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
Octave Oc"tave, a. Consisting of eight; eight. --Dryden.

Meaning of Octave from wikipedia

- In music, an octave (Latin: octavus: eighth) or perfect octave (sometimes called the diapason) is the interval between one musical pitch and another with...
- GNU Octave is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical com****tions. Octave helps in solving linear and...
- 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 one octave (Play (help·info)). In this context an octave can be a factor of 2 or a factor of 100.3. 2/1...
- Due to the principle of octave equivalence, scales are generally considered to span a single octave, with higher or lower octaves simply repeating the pattern...
- In music, a blind octave is the alternate doubling above and below a successive scale or trill 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 high...
- The Sicilian octave (Italian: ottava siciliana or ottava napoletana, lit. "Neapolitan octave") is a verse form consisting of eight lines of eleven syllables...
- contralto and tenor voices. Tenor voice parts sound an octave lower and are often written using an octave clef (see below) or a double-treble clef. A G-clef...
- Nicolas François Octave T****aert (Paris, 26 July 1800 – Paris, 24 April 1874) was a French painter of portraits and genre, religious, historical and allegorical...