octachord

octachord

[ok-tuh-kawrd]
noun
1.
any musical instrument with eight strings.
2.
a diatonic series of eight tones.

Origin:
1750–60; < Greek oktáchordos having eight strings. See octa-, chord1

octachordal, adjective
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octachord (ˈɒktəˌkɔːd)
 
n
1.  an eight-stringed musical instrument
2.  a series of eight notes, esp a scale

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