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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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octaveoc‧tave /ˈɒktəv, -teɪv $ ˈɑːk-/ noun [countable]  a) APMthe range of musical notes between the first note of a scale and the last one b) APMthe first and last notes of a musical scale played together
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octaveThroughout its range of 2 octaves it is capable of infinitely varied coloration and texture, from silky velvet to deliberate ugliness.Rather, the carrier frequency swoops up or down about an octave.What's more, Bill had a voice that was nearly an octave higher than Ben's.A robin's song spans less than an octave.The bassoons are at their most powerful in their bottom octave or so.Ottovina, octave, eight: translation was something like love.Its high register gives brilliance and point when doubling at the octave phrases allotted to other wind instruments or to the violins.
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