Associations to the word «Octave»

Wiktionary

OCTAVE, noun. (music) An interval of twelve semitones spanning eight degrees of the diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.
OCTAVE, noun. (music) The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
OCTAVE, noun. (poetry) A poetic stanza consisting of eight lines; usually used as one part of a sonnet.
OCTAVE, noun. (fencing) The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
OCTAVE, noun. (Christianity) The day that is one week after a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
OCTAVE, noun. (Christianity) An eight day period beginning on a feast day in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.
OCTAVE, noun. A small cask of wine, one eighth of a pipe.
OCTAVE, adjective. (obsolete) Consisting of eight; eight in number.
OCTAVE CLEF, noun. (music) a symbol showing that the pitch of a note is to be raised by one or two octaves.
OCTAVE CLEFS, noun. Plural of octave clef

Dictionary definition

OCTAVE, noun. A feast day and the seven days following it.
OCTAVE, noun. A musical interval of eight tones.
OCTAVE, noun. A rhythmic group of eight lines of verse.

Wise words

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?
Dhammapada