|Other names||Diminished eighth|
|Just interval||48:25, 256:135, 4096:2187|
|24 equal temperament||1100|
|Just intonation||1129, 1108, 1086|
In classical music from Western culture, a diminished octave (Play (help·info)) is an interval produced by narrowing a perfect octave by a chromatic semitone. As such, the two notes are denoted by the same letter but have different accidentals. For instance, the interval from C4 to C5 is a perfect octave, twelve semitones wide, and both the intervals from C♯4 to C5, and from C4 to C♭5 are diminished octaves, spanning eleven semitones. Being diminished, it is considered a dissonant interval.