[ ok-tuh-kawrd ]
/ ˈɒk təˌkɔrd /
any musical instrument with eight strings.
a diatonic series of eight tones.
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Origin of octachord
OTHER WORDS FROM octachordoc·ta·chor·dal, adjective
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Octachord, ok′ta-kord, n. a musical instrument with eight strings: a diatonic series of eight tones.
British Dictionary definitions for octachord
/ (ˈɒktəˌkɔːd) /
an eight-stringed musical instrument
a series of eight notes, esp a scale
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