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Definition of Octave


  1. The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival.
  2. 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.
  3. The whole diatonic scale itself.
  4. The first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of four verses each; a stanza of eight lines.
  5. A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
  6. Consisting of eight; eight.

Octave Quotations

I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.
Igor Stravinsky

Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.
Stephen Fry

On 'Honeybabysweetiedoll' I used a Whammy, a Boss OC-3 octave box, a Sustainer and a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler. That's only on the intro, where all those weird noises are happening.
Eddie Van Halen
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Octave Translations

octave in French is octave
octave in German is Oktave
octave in Spanish is octava
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