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octave

OC'TAVE, a. [infra.] Denoting eight.

OC'TAVE, n. [L. octavus, eighth.]

1. The eighth day after a festival.

2. Eight days together after a festival.

3. In music, an eighth, or an interval of seven degrees or twelve semitones. The octave is the most perfect of the chords, consisting of six full tones and two semitones major. It contains the whole diatonic scale.



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OC'TAVE, a. [infra.] Denoting eight.

OC'TAVE, n. [L. octavus, eighth.]

1. The eighth day after a festival.

2. Eight days together after a festival.

3. In music, an eighth, or an interval of seven degrees or twelve semitones. The octave is the most perfect of the chords, consisting of six full tones and two semitones major. It contains the whole diatonic scale.

OC'TAVE, a. [infra.]

Denoting eight. Dryden.


OC'TAVE, n. [Fr. from L. octavus, eighth.]

  1. The eighth day after a festival. Johnson.
  2. Eight days together after a festival. Ainsworth.
  3. In music, an eighth, or an interval of seven degrees or twelve semitones. The octave is the most perfect of the chords, consisting of six full tones and two semitones major. It contains the whole diatonic scale. Encyc.

Oc"tave
  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. Consisting of eight; eight.

    Dryden.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.

  5. A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
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Octave

OC'TAVE, adjective [infra.] Denoting eight.

OC'TAVE, noun [Latin octavus, eighth.]

1. The eighth day after a festival.

2. Eight days together after a festival.

3. In music, an eighth, or an interval of seven degrees or twelve semitones. The octave is the most perfect of the chords, consisting of six full tones and two semitones major. It contains the whole diatonic scale.

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