Octavo Definition

ŏk-tāvō, -tä-
octavos
noun
octavos
The page size of a book made up of printer's sheets folded into eight leaves: the usual size of each leaf is 6 by 9 inches.
Webster's New World
A book consisting of pages of this size.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
8voeightvo
adjective
Consisting of pages of this size.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Octavo

Noun

Singular:
octavo
Plural:
octavos

Origin of Octavo

  • Medieval Latin (in) octāvō (in) an eighth from Latin ablative sing. of octāvus eighth from octō eight oktō(u) in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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