veloce

adverb or adjective
ve·​lo·​ce | \ vā-ˈlō-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce veloce (audio) \

Definition of veloce

: in a rapid manner used as a direction in music

First Known Use of veloce

circa 1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for veloce

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About veloce

Time Traveler for veloce

Time Traveler

The first known use of veloce was circa 1823

See more words from the same year

Statistics for veloce

Cite this Entry

“Veloce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veloce. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!