Examples of octave in a Sentence
He sang the song an octave lower.
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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.
Recurring figures in triplets hover in the pianos, while a sighing, spare melody floats above in bare octaves.
Vocals were recorded many times over, singing in different octaves.
People tend to get hung up on the technical side of Montgomery's playing: his parallel octaves, his use of the thumb rather than a plectrum.
The attraction and the challenge of Spalding’s performances are their density, arranged for her multi-octave voice and quicksilver sensibility.
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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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