Definitions for ottavaoʊˈtɑ və

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  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".


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