Definitions for ottavaoʊˈtɑ və

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ottava

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ot•ta•vaoʊˈtɑ və(adv.)

  1. (of notes in a musical score) at an octave higher or lower than written. Abbr.: 8va

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of ottava:

1810–20; < It: octave

Wiktionary

  1. ottava(Adverb)

    One octave higher. Marking indicates a passage to be transposed up one octave. Abbreviation: 8va.

  2. Origin: Borrowed from Italian ottava, meaning "octave", the feminine ordinal form of otto, meaning "eight".


Translations for ottava

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

octave(noun)

in music, a series or range of eight notes.

Get even more translations for ottava »

Translation

Find a translation for the ottava definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ottava definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ottava." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Oct. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ottava>.

Are we missing a good definition for ottava?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ottava: