Definition of Ottava

1. Adverb. (music) One octave higher. Marking indicates a passage to be transposed up one octave. Abbreviation: 8va. ¹



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Definition of Ottava

1. an octave [n -S] - See also: octave

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ottava

otoscopeic
otoscopes
otoscopic
otoscopies
otoscopy
otosteal
otosteals
ototoxic
ototoxicities
ototoxicity
ototoxin
ototoxins
otozoum
ottar
ottars
ottava (current term)
ottava rima
ottavas
ottavino
ottavinos
ottawas
ottemannite
otter
otter civet
otter hound
otter shrew
ottered
otterhound
ottering
otterless

Literary usage of Ottava

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1. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1905)
"The ottava rima, which had become the recognised medium for the romance of chivalry, was just the vehicle suited to an intellect like his: humorous, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"The ottava rima, which had become the recognised medium for the romance of chivalry, was just the vehicle suited to an intellect like his : humorous, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... established ottava rima (previously only used in popular verse) as the normal measure for Italian narrative poetry. In his "Ameto" he introduced the ..."

4. Catalogue of the Fejérváry Ivories: In the Museum of Joseph Mayer by Joseph Mayer, Gábor Fejérváry, Ferencz Aurelius Pulszky (1856)
"Another reprint of the original text, but without the O rat ione Lucca, 1706 4954 Di Santo Lorenzo quando fu martirizzato (in ottava Eima), ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Two centuries later a very successful attempt was made to introduce in English poetry the flexibility and gaiety of ottava rima by John Hookham Frere, ..."

6. A General Bibliographical Dictionary by Friedrich Adolf Ebert, Arthur Browne (1837)
"3667 — Novelle galanti in ottava rima. Par., Molini, 1793. 12°. Of this edition only copies on vellum 161 fr. Renouard, 80 fr. on vellum paper in 8°. are ..."

7. English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms ; with a by William Chauncey Fowler (1855)
"ottava RIM A. Morgante had a palace in his mode, Composed of branches, logs of wood, and earth, And stretch'd himself at ease in this abode, ..."

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