octachord

noun

oc·​ta·​chord
ˈäktəˌkȯrd
1
: a musical instrument having eight strings
2
: a system of eight tones (as the diatonic octave)

Word History

Etymology

Latin octachordos with eight strings, from Greek oktachordos, from okta- octa- + -chordos stringed

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“Octachord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octachord. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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