"We are not likely to lose her," said octave, opening her eyes.
The octave above has double the number of vibrations of the lower note.
Tausig's octave playing is the most extraordinary I ever heard.
Early this morning went out shooting with octave de Mussidan.
Marillac's voice burst out more loudly than ever, and octave's reply was not heard.
The Nativity, &c., are celebrated for eight days, which is the octave.
But he turned round as if waiting for something, and octave could only walk on a few steps.
Their virtues were superior to those of men just as their voices were an octave higher.
"There you are twice mistaken," said Judson Tate, distributing the words over at least an octave of his wonderful voice.
When, with the first octave, the fifth above it sounds, the voice is full and mellow.
c.1300, utaves (plural, via Anglo-French from popular Old French form oitieve, otaves), reformed in early 15c., from Medieval Latin octava, from Latin octava dies "eighth day," fem. of octavus "eighth," from octo (see eight). Originally "period of eight days after a festival," also "eighth day after a festival" (counting both days, by inclusive reckoning, thus if the festival was on a Sunday, the octaves would be the following Sunday). Verse sense of "stanza of eight lines" is from 1580s; musical sense of "note eight diatonic degrees above (or below) a given note" is first recorded 1650s, from Latin octava (pars) "eighth part." Formerly English eighth was used in this sense (mid-15c.)
An interval between musical notes in which the higher note is six whole tones, or twelve half tones, above the lower. From the standpoint of physics, the higher note has twice the frequency of the lower. Notes that are an octave apart, or a whole number of octaves apart, sound in some ways like the same note and have the same letter for their names.