Definition of Octachords

1. Noun. (plural of octachord) ¹



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Definition of Octachords

1. octachord [n] - See also: octachord

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octachords

ocrea
ocreae
ocreas
ocreate
ocrelizumab
ocrylate
oct-
octa
octa-
octabasic
octabromide
octabromodiphenyl ether
octachlorobiphenyl
octachlorobiphenyls
octachord
octachords (current term)
octacoordinated
octacosane
octacosanes
octacosanoic
octacosanoic acid
octacosanol
octacosanols
octad
octadecadienoic
octadecadienoic acid
octadecadienoyl
octadecamer
octadecameric
octadecamers

Literary usage of Octachords

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1. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"... octachords, as with us. Tiie modern scale may be defined as a succession of sounds connecting a given sound with its octave. The theory and practice of ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1893)
"... and ultimately octachords, as with us. The modern scale may be defined as a ... Ambrose took the first four octachords or modes, viz. the Phrygian. ..."

3. The Elements of Plainsong: Compiled from a Series of Lectures Delivered by Henry Bremridge Briggs (1895)
"... which are the octachords on the fourths below, viz., ABC and D. The authentic and its corresponding plagal could be used in the same composition, ..."

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