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noun
  1. (music theory) An interval of eight tones on a diatonic scale, representing a doubling or halving in pitch.
The melody jumps up an octave at the beginning, then later drops back down an octave.
The singer was known for astounding clarity over her entire five-octave range.
  1. (music theory) The pitch an octave higher than a given pitch.
The bass starts on a low E, and the tenor comes in on the octave.
  1. (fencing) The eighth defensive position, with the sword hand held at waist height, and the tip of the sword out straight at knee level.
oenology Tweet Definition of oenology Like Definition of oenology on Facebook
noun
  1. The study of wines. The science or knowledge of wine making and appreciation.
Even though I can't drink wine, I can still study and enjoy knowing about the great wines of the world.
oenophile Tweet Definition of oenophile Like Definition of oenophile on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who has a fondness for wine. A person who has learned to appreciate wine.
The had a large wine cellar stocked with bottles from around the world.
orange blossom Tweet Definition of orange blossom Like Definition of orange blossom on Facebook
noun
  1. The white flower of the orange tree (i, Citrus sinensis).
ouzo Tweet Definition of ouzo Like Definition of ouzo on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; pluralouzos)
  1. (uncountable) An anise-flavoured alcoholic drink, popular in Greece; (countable) a glass of ouzo.
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verb (oxidizes, oxidizing, oxidized)
  1. (chemistry, transitive) To combine with oxygen or otherwise make an oxide.
  2. (chemistry) To increase the valence (or the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
  3. To coat something with an oxide.
  4. (intransitive) To become oxidized.

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