adverb (or adjective) coll'ot·ta·va \(ˈ)kōlȯ¦tävə, -lə¦-\

Definition of coll'ottava

  1. :  with the addition of the octave above or the octave below the note on the written score —used as a direction in music —abbreviation coll' 8

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Origin and Etymology of coll'ottava

Italian, with the octave

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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