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a. The interval of eight diatonic degrees between two tones of the same name, the higher of which has twice as many vibrations per second as the lower.
b. A tone that is eight diatonic degrees above or below another given tone.
c. Two tones eight diatonic degrees apart that are sounded together.
d. The consonance that results when two tones eight diatonic degrees apart are sounded.
e. A series of tones included within this interval or the keys of an instrument that produce such a series.
f. An organ stop that produces tones an octave above those usually produced by the keys played.
g. The interval between any two frequencies having a ratio of 2 to 1.
a. The eighth day after a feast day, counting the feast day as one.
b. The entire period between a feast day and the eighth day following it.
3. A group or series of eight.
a. A group of eight lines of poetry, especially the first eight lines of a Petrarchan sonnet. Also called octet.
b. A poem or stanza containing eight lines.
5. Sports A rotating parry in fencing.
[Middle English, eighth day after a feast day, from Old French, from Medieval Latin octāva (diēs), from Latin, feminine of octāvus, eighth, from octō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.]
oc·ta′val (ŏk-tā′vəl, ŏk′tə-vəl) adj.
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1. (Music, other)
a. the interval between two musical notes one of which has twice the pitch of the other and lies eight notes away from it counting inclusively along the diatonic scale
b. one of these two notes, esp the one of higher pitch
2. (Poetry) prosody a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. a feast day and the seven days following
b. the final day of this period
4. (Fencing) the eighth of eight basic positions in fencing
5. any set or series of eight
consisting of eight parts
[C14: (originally: eighth day) via Old French from Medieval Latin octāva diēs eighth day (after a festival), from Latin octo eight]
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oc•tave(ˈɒk tɪv, -teɪv)
a. a tone on the eighth degree from a given musical tone.
b. the interval encompassed by such tones.
c. the harmonic combination of such tones.
d. a series of tones, or of keys of an instrument, extending through this interval.
2. a series or group of eight.
a. a group of eight lines of verse, esp. the first eight lines of a sonnet in the Italian form.
b. a stanza of eight lines.
a. the eighth day from a religious festival, counting the festival as the first.
b. the period of eight days beginning with such a day.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin octāva eighth part]
oc•ta•val (ɒkˈteɪ vəl, ˈɒk tə-) adj.
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A group of eight lines of verse.
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|Noun||1.||octave - a feast day and the seven days following it|
|2.||octave - a musical interval of eight tones|
|3.||octave - a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse|
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
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ثُمانِيَّه: سِلْسِلَة من ثَماني نَغَمات
octave[ˈɒktɪv] N (Mus, Poetry) → octava f
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octave[ˈɒkteɪv ˈɒktɪv] n → octave f
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octave[ˈɒktɪv] n (Mus) → ottava
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in music, a series or range of eight notes. oktaaf ثُمانِيَّه: سِلْسِلَة من ثَماني نَغَمات октава oitava oktáva die Oktave oktav οκτάβαoctava oktaav اوکتاو oktaavi octaveאוקטבה अष्टम स्वर oktava oktáv oktaf áttund ottava オクターブ 옥타브, 제8도음 oktava oktāva oktaf octaafoktavoktawa اوكتف په موسيقى كښى oitava octavă октава oktáva oktava oktava oktav โน้ตดนตรีแปดคู่ oktav 八度音 октава موسيقي ميں آٹھ نوٹ کا سلسلہ quãng tám (âm nhạc) 八度音
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