four-line octave


Definition of four-line octave

: the musical octave beginning with and ascending from the third C above middle C — see pitch illustration

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First Known Use of four-line octave

circa 1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for four-line octave

so called from the four accent marks of the symbol C′′′′representing the third C above middle C

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“Four-line octave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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