Pronunciation: (ō-tä'vu; It.ôt-tä'vä), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/ottava.html on line 75 [key]
(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). Abbr.: 8va
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