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octave -- as in: has a four-octave range
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • It was the book she was accustomed to lay open before her on special occasions,—on wet Sunday mornings, or when she heard of a death in the family, or when, as in this case, her quarrel with Mr. Glegg had been set an octave higher than usual.
  • The mere concord of octaves was a delight to Maggie, and she would often take up a book of studies rather than any melody, that she might taste more keenly by abstraction the more primitive sensation of intervals.

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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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