how to pronounce octave


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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.

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