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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 Translations

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