Octave

Definition of Octave

Oc´tave
n.1.The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival.
2.(Mus.) 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.
3.(Poet.) 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.
4.A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
a.1.Consisting of eight; eight.

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