a mechanism on an organ and on some harpsichords that enables keys or pedals an octave apart to be played simultaneously
[ok-tey-vee-uh] /ɒkˈteɪ vi ə/ noun 1. died 11 b.c, sister of Roman emperor Augustus and wife of Marc Anthony. 2. a.d. c42–62, Roman empress, wife of Nero. 3. a female given name. /ɒkˈteɪvɪə/ noun 1. died 11 bc, wife of Mark Antony; sister of Augustus fem. proper name, from Latin, fem. of Octavius, literally “the […]
[ok-tey-vee-uh n] /ɒkˈteɪ vi ən/ noun 1. . noun 1. (Octavian) died a.d. 964, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 955–964. /ɒkˈteɪvɪən/ noun 1. the name of Augustus before he became emperor (27 bc) See Augustus masc. proper name, from Latin, from Octavius, from octavus “eighth,” from octo (see eight). But although we find so marked differences in […]
[ok-tey-vee-uh s] /ɒkˈteɪ vi əs/ noun 1. a male given name.
[ok-tey-voh, -tah-] /ɒkˈteɪ voʊ, -ˈtɑ-/ noun, plural octavos for 2. 1. a book size of about 6 × 9 inches (16 × 23 cm), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 8 leaves or 16 pages. Symbol: 8vo, 8°. 2. a book of this size. adjective 3. in octavo. /ɒkˈteɪvəʊ/ noun (pl) -vos 1. […]