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volute

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noun vo·lute \və-ˈlüt\

Definition of volute

  1. 1 :  a spiral or scroll-shaped form

  2. 2 :  a spiral scroll-shaped ornament forming the chief feature of the Ionic capital

  3. 3 a :  any of various marine gastropod mollusks (family Volutidae) with a thick short-spired shell b :  the shell of a volute

volute

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voluted

play \-ˈlü-təd\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of volute

Latin voluta, from feminine of volutus, past participle of volvere to roll — more at voluble


First Known Use: circa 1696

Rhymes with volute

acute, astute, Asyût, bear fruit, beetroot, Beirut, birthroot, bloodroot, breadfruit, butut, cahoot, Canute, catsuit, cheroot, choucroute, clubroot, commute, compute, confute, crapshoot, cube root, deaf-mute, depute, dilute, dispute, dry suit, elute, en route, enroot, flight suit, folkmoot, freeboot, galoot, grapefruit, G suit, hardboot, hip boot, hirsute, imbrute, impute, jackboot, jackfruit, jumpsuit, kashruth, lawsuit, long suit, lounge suit, minute, nonsuit, offshoot, outshoot, Paiute, pantsuit, permute, playsuit, pollute, pursuit, recruit, refute, repute, salute, sans doute, seaboot, snowsuit, solute, square root, star fruit, star route, statute, strong suit, sunsuit, sweat suit, swimsuit, take root, taproot, to boot, tracksuit, trade route, transmute, tribute, uproot, wet suit, zoot suit


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