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OCTAVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does octave mean? 

OCTAVE (noun)
  The noun OCTAVE has 3 senses:

1. a feast day and the seven days following it
2. a musical interval of eight tones
3. a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse

  Familiarity information: OCTAVE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCTAVE (noun)


Sense 1octave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A feast day and the seven days following it

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("octave" is a kind of...):

church festival; religious festival (a festival having religious significance)


Sense 2octave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical interval of eight tones

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

musical octave; octave

Hypernyms ("octave" is a kind of...):

interval; musical interval (the difference in pitch between two notes)


Sense 3octave [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A rhythmic group of eight lines of verse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("octave" is a kind of...):

stanza (a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem)


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