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octachord

[ok-tuh-kawrd] /ˈɒk təˌkɔrd/
noun
1.
any musical instrument with eight strings.
2.
a diatonic series of eight tones.
Origin of octachord
1750-1760
First recorded in 1750-60, octachord is from the Greek word oktáchordos having eight strings. See octa-, chord1
Related forms
octachordal, adjective
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octachord

/ˈɒktəˌkɔːd/
noun
1.
an eight-stringed musical instrument
2.
a series of eight notes, esp a scale
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