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octave -- as in: has a four-octave range
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Franny and Zooey
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  • He put his cigar in his mouth, and, with his right hand, up in the treble keys, he began to play, in octaves, the melody of a song called "The Kinkajou," which, somewhat notably, had shifted into and ostensibly out of popularity before he was born.

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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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