octachord

[ ok-tuh-kawrd ]
/ ˈɒk təˌkɔrd /

noun

any musical instrument with eight strings.
a diatonic series of eight tones.

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Origin of octachord

First recorded in 1750–60, octachord is from the Greek word oktáchordos having eight strings. See octa-, chord1

OTHER WORDS FROM octachord

oc·ta·chor·dal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for octachord

octachord
/ (ˈɒktəˌkɔːd) /

noun

an eight-stringed musical instrument
a series of eight notes, esp a scale
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