octavated

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

octavate +‎ -ed

AdjectiveEdit

octavated (not comparable)

  1. (music, rare, of an instrument) Altered to sound a pitch one octave lower than its usual range.
    • 1987, Bastiaan Blomhert, The Harmoniemusik of Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, page 60
      Ob 2 = violin 2 (octavated, except bar 4, which is from basset-horn 2)