Examples of octave in a Sentence
He sang the song an octave lower.
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His delivery has a sameness from song to song, and there's not going to be a lot of octave-stretching.
Teigen and John Legend‘s daughter Luna Simone, 2 next month, is on track to follow in her dad’s musical footsteps with this white mini baby grand, featuring a two-octave range and standalone bench.
Now, rather than being limited to the five digits that evolution has given us, a pianist could playing by issuing mental instructions to 12 virtual fingers, one for each note on the chromatic scale (all the white and black keys in an octave).
The musical comedian has carved out his own wild niche, using his multi-octave voice, in communion with looping devices, to build improvised skits and bits.
The piano writing is almost frenetically brilliant; Mr. Andsnes dispatched it with such effortless command and penetrating clarity that every burst of arm-blurring octaves, every tangled patch of passagework, seemed both meaningful and fantastical.
As two mega-talented British singer-songwriters who belt out soulful torch ballads with their multi octave-spanning voices, Adele and Sam Smith have faced comparisons for years.
And as soon as the song makes the baby leap in octave, from G4 to G5, she gets tripped up in it.
There are few people in music history as recognizable as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury — and not just his face, but his four-octave voice and flamboyant physicality.
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OCTAVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of octave for English Language Learners
music : the difference in sound between the first and eighth note on a musical scale
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