One octave higher. Marking indicates a passage to be transposed up one octave. Abbreviation: 8va.
Origin: Borrowed from Italian ottava, meaning "octave", the feminine ordinal form of otto, meaning "eight".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ot-tä′vä, n. an octave.—Ottava rima, an Italian form of versification consisting of eight lines, the first six rhyming alternately, the last two forming a couplet—used by Byron in Don Juan. [It.]
The numerical value of ottava in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of ottava in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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