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One entry found for octave.
Main Entry: oc·tave
Pronunciation: primarystressäk-tiv, -tschwav, -secondarystresstamacrv
Function: noun
1 : a group of eight lines of poetry (as the first eight lines of a sonnet)
2 a : the difference in pitch between the first and eighth tone on the scale b : a tone or note that is eight steps above or below another note or tone
3 : a group of eight
[octave illustration]

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