how to pronounce octave


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the above transcription of octave is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

octave is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of octave in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… it an octave Thorpe those of you old …”

meanings of octave


  1. An interval of twelve semitones spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch frequency.
  2. The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
  3. An eight-day period beginning on a feast day in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church.
  4. The subjective vibration of a planet.
  5. Any of a number of coherent-noise functions of differing frequency that are added together to form Perlin noise.
  6. A coupler on an organ which allows the organist to sound the note an octave above the note of the key pressed (cf sub-octave).
  7. A poetic stanza consisting of eight lines; usually used as one part of a sonnet.
  8. An octonion.
  9. The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
  10. The day that is one week after a feast day in the Latin rite of the Catholic Church.


  1. Consisting of eight; eight in number.

octave frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word octave occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics octave can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that octave can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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