Definition of octave

Definition of octave
  1. octave Noun An interval of twelve semitones spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.
  2. octave Noun The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
  3. octave Noun A poetic stanza consisting of eight lines; usually used as one part of a sonnet.
  4. octave Noun The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
  5. octave Noun The day that is one week after a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
  6. octave Noun An eight day period beginning on a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
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