ottava bassa

adjective (or adverb)
ottava bas·​sa | \ -ˈbäsə \

Definition of ottava bassa

: intended to be played one octave lower than written used as a direction in music

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History and Etymology for ottava bassa

Italian, literally, low octave

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“Ottava bassa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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