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octave -- as in: has a four-octave range
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Don Quixote
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  • To which the devil, stopping the cart, answered quietly, "Senor, we are players of Angulo el Malo’s company; we have been acting the play of ’The Cortes of Death’ this morning, which is the octave of Corpus Christi, in a village behind that hill, and we have to act it this afternoon in that village which you can see from this; and as it is so near, and to save the trouble of undressing and dressing again, we go in the costumes in which we perform.

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  • Her piano teacher said her hand can’t span an octave with reasonable comfort.
  • Rogak’s voice pitched up an octave.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory

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