la·​vol·​ta | \ ləˈvōltə, -väl- \
plural -s

Definition of lavolta

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Lavolta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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