suboctave

noun

sub·​octave
"+
plural suboctaves
1
a
: the note an octave below a specified note
often used before another noun
2

Word History

Etymology

sub- + octave

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of suboctave was in 1659

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“Suboctave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suboctave. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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