What does ottava mean?

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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ottava

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ottava in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ottava in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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