adverb or adjective

ve·​lo·​ce vā-ˈlō-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce veloce (audio)
: in a rapid manner
used as a direction in music

Word History


borrowed from Italian, "swift, rapid," going back to Latin vēlōc-, vēlōx — more at velocity

First Known Use

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of veloce was circa 1823

Dictionary Entries Near veloce

Cite this Entry

“Veloce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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