Octachord
Octachord Oc"ta*chord, n. [Gr. ? with eight strings; 'okta- (for 'oktw` eight) + ? string, chord: cf. F. octacorde.] (Mus.) An instrument of eight strings; a system of eight tones. [Also written {octochord}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • octachord — [äk′tə kôrd΄] n. [L octachordus < Gr oktachordos, eight stringed: see OCTA & CHORD1] Music 1. an octave of the diatonic scale 2. any eight stringed musical instrument …   English World dictionary

  • octachord — octachordal, adj. /ok teuh kawrd /, n. 1. any musical instrument with eight strings. 2. a diatonic series of eight tones. [1750 60; < Gk oktáchordos having eight strings. See OCTA , CHORD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • octachord — É‘ktÉ™kÉ”rd / É’ktÉ™kɔːd n. musical instrument with eight strings adj. having eight strings …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octachord — oc·ta·chord …   English syllables

  • octachord — ˈäktəˌkȯrd noun Etymology: Latin octachordos with eight strings, from Greek oktachordos, from okta octa + chordos stringed more at chord 1. : a musical instrument having eight strings 2. : a system of eight tones (as the diatonic octave) …   Useful english dictionary

  • octochord — Octachord Oc ta*chord, n. [Gr. ? with eight strings; okta (for oktw eight) + ? string, chord: cf. F. octacorde.] (Mus.) An instrument of eight strings; a system of eight tones. [Also written {octochord}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octachordal — octachordˈal adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑oct …   Useful english dictionary

  • Octochord — Oc to*chord, n. (Mus.) See {Octachord}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musical system of ancient greece — This article concerns itself with the music theoretical and mathematical tone system of ancient Greece. For a discussion of the cultural aspects and history of ancient Greek music, see Music of ancient Greece. The musical system of ancient Greece …   Wikipedia

  • oc|ta|chord|al — «OK tuh KAWR duhl», adjective. of the octachord …   Useful english dictionary

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