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Hidden octaves

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hidden octaves (Mus) consecutive fifths or octaves, not sounded, but suggested or implied in the parallel motion of two parts towards a fifth or an octave.
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Usage

In literature:

Why had it been so made that sullen flaming Cross alone could release its hidden meanings, made articulate its interwoven octaves?
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
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