octavo

noun
oc·​ta·​vo | \ äk-ˈtā-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce octavo (audio) , -ˈtä- How to pronounce octavo (audio) \
plural octavos

Definition of octavo

: the size of a piece of paper cut eight from a sheet also : a book, a page, or paper of this size

First Known Use of octavo

1582, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for octavo

Latin, ablative of octavus eighth

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“Octavo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octavo. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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