noun la·vol·ta \ləˈvōltə, -väl-\

Definition of lavolta



  1. :  an early French couple dance characterized by pivoting and making high springs or bounds

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Origin and Etymology of lavolta

Italian la volta the lavolta, the turn, from la the (feminine of il, definite article, the, from Latin ille that one, that) + volta lavolta, turn, from voltare to turn, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin volvitare, frequentative of Latin volvere to roll — more at lariat, voluble

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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