octavo

[ ok-tey-voh, -tah- ]SEE DEFINITION OF octavo
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OCTAVO

They make an octavo volume of about three hundred and fifty pages.

Of this book, published in octavo in 1893, it is impossible to speak too highly.

Another edition of this work was published in octavo at Basle in 1740.

A customer is likely to ask for Ivanhoe in English, octavo, bound in leather.

The catalogue filled 13 octavo volumes, and the sale occupied 216 days.

They will not understand a man who condenses his thoughts into an octavo.

It will be an octavo of about six hundred pages, with portraits.

It is in three octavo volumes, and is entitled Svenska Fornsnger.

Octavo of 856 pages, with 437 illustrations, many in colors.

He produced an edition of his plays in six octavo volumes in 1709.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, printer's word for sheets folded to make eight leaves, from Latin in octavo "in the eighth," ablative of octavus "eighth" (see octave). Abbreviation is 8vo.

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