Babylon NG
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Octave

Babylon English

eight day holiday period; eight line stanza in poem; musical note at interval
grouping of eight (Music)
Octave Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The whole diatonic scale itself.
  
(n.)
The first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of four verses each; a stanza of eight lines.
  
(n.)
The eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two semitones.
  
(n.)
The eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival.
  
(n.)
A small cask of wine, the eighth part of a pipe.
  
(a.)
Consisting of eight; eight.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

octave
\oc"tave\ (?), a. consisting of eight; eight.
octave
\oc"tave\ (?), n. [f., fr. l. octava an eighth, fr. octavus eighth, fr. octo eight. see eight, and cf. octavo, utas.]
1. the eighth day after a church festival, the festival day being included; also, the week following a church festival. "the octaves of easter." taylor.
2. (mus.) (a) the eighth tone in the scale; the interval between one and eight of the scale, or any interval of equal length; an interval of five tones and two semitones. (b) the whole diatonic scale itself.
note: the ratio of a musical tone to its octave above is 1:2 as regards the number of vibrations producing the tones.
3. (poet.) the first two stanzas of a sonnet, consisting of four verses each; a stanza of eight lines. with mournful melody it continued this octave. sidney.


  similar words(2) 



 octave flute 
 double octave 
for Vocabulary Exams of KPDS, YDS,UDS (in Turkey); and SAT in America
A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
English Phonetics

www.interactiveselfstudy.com
Anagram
      vocate      avocet
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a feast day and the seven days following it
(hypernym) religious festival, church festival
2. a musical interval of eight tones
(synonym) musical octave
(hypernym) interval, musical interval
3. a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
(hypernym) stanza
Octave Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
9300+ Computer Acronyms
Operationally Critical Threat, Asset, and Vulnerability Evaluation
Electronic Music Glossary
The unit typically used to indicate the slope of a filter, or how fast the frequency response rolls off past the cutoff frequency. Example: A 24 dB/octave filter would attenuate an input signal by 24 dB one octave above the cutoff frequency, by 48 dB two octaves above the cutoff frequency, and so on.
Octave Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In music, an octave (: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency. It is defined by ANSI as the unit of frequency level when the base of the logarithm is two. The octave relationship is a natural phenomenon that has been referred to as the "basic miracle of music", the use of which is "common in most musical systems".

See more at Wikipedia.org...
GNU Octave is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a command-line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB. It may also be used as a batch-oriented language. It is part of the GNU Project, it is free software under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Octave Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Cask between 45 and 65 liters, normally in oakwood.
Octave Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
an interval of eight pitch names; twelve half steps
Guitar Glossary
The interval between any two frequencies where the upper frequency, 880 Hz for example, is twice the lower frequency, say 440 Hz. The frequency of the open A string on a guitar is at 440 Hz and the frequency of the note A, one octave up on the A string 12th fret, is at 880 Hz.
Copyright © 1996-2006 Guitar Nine Records All Rights Reserved.
The DJ Glossary
A difference in pitch produced by doubling or halving a frequency tone.
Stanton Magnetics
film and video
The interval between two sounds having a basic frequency ratio of 2 to 1. (Sound)