subcontraoctave

noun
sub·​contraoctave | \ "+ \
plural subcontraoctaves

Definition of subcontraoctave

: the musical octave beginning with and ascending from the fourth C below middle C — see pitch illustration

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First Known Use of subcontraoctave

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subcontraoctave

sub- + contraoctave

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The first known use of subcontraoctave was in 1876

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“Subcontraoctave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcontraoctave. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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