Pronunciation: (ok-tup'lit, -tOO'plit, -tyOO'-; ok'too-plit, -tyoo-), [key]
1. a group, series, or combination of eight related items.
2. Music.a group of eight notes that are to be played or sung in the same time as six notes of equal value.
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