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oc·tave

octave

 
pronunciation:
ak tihv [or] ak teIv
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a musical tone with the same name as another, higher or lower tone. When a tone is played with its octave, the tones blend together and sound almost like a single note. The higher of the tones in an octave always has twice as many vibrations per second as the lower note.
definition 2: the interval between these two tones, or the tones or keys of an instrument within this interval.
derivation: octaval (adj.)
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