Definition of Octachord

1. n. An instrument of eight strings; a system of eight tones.



Definition of Octachord

1. Noun. A musical instrument with eight strings. ¹

2. Noun. A musical system of eight tones. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octachord

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octachord

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ocrea
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octabromide
octabromodiphenyl ether
octachlorobiphenyl
octachlorobiphenyls
octachord (current term)
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Literary usage of Octachord

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1. Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, During the Middle of the Fourth by Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, Jean Denis Barbié du Bocage (1825)
"In the octachord they give the fifth, EB, FC,Gn,AE.< The octave was now called harmony, because it comprised the fourth and fifth, ..."

2. Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece: During the Middle of the Fourth by Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, William Beaumont, Jean Denis Barbié du Bocage (1796)
"In the octachord they give the fifth, miji, fa ut, fol re, la mi '. The octave was now called ... intervals more frequently occur in the octachord than, ..."

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