ottava

ottava

[oh-tah-vuh; Italian awt-tah-vah]
adverb Music.
(of notes in a score) at an octave higher than written (when placed above the staff) or lower than written (when placed below the staff). Abbreviation: 8va

Origin:
1810–20; < Italian: octave

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ottava (əʊˈtɑːvə)
 
n
See all'ottava an interval of an octave
 
[Italian: octave]

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