octachord

noun oc·ta·chord \ˈäktəˌkȯrd\

Definition of octachord

  1. 1 :  a musical instrument having eight strings

  2. 2 :  a system of eight tones (as the diatonic octave)

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Origin and Etymology of octachord

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


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