octave Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"octave" in British English

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octavenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒk.tɪv/  us   /ˈɑːk-/ specialized
the ​distance between two ​musicalnotes that are eight ​notesapart: Her ​remarkablevocalrangespanned three and a ​half octaves.
(Definition of octave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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octavenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑk·tɪv/
music the ​space between two ​musicalnotes that are eight ​musicalnotesapart
(Definition of octave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “octave”
in Korean 옥타브…
in Arabic أوكتاف…
in Malaysian oktaf…
in French octave…
in Russian октава…
in Chinese (Traditional) 八度, 八度音階…
in Italian ottava…
in Turkish oktav…
in Polish oktawa…
in Spanish octava…
in Vietnamese quãng tám (âm nhạc)…
in Portuguese oitava…
in Thai โน้ตดนตรีแปดคู่…
in German die Oktave…
in Catalan octava…
in Japanese オクターブ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 八度, 八度音阶…
in Indonesian oktaf…
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