volante

adjective
vo·​lan·​te | \ vō-ˈlän-(ˌ)tā How to pronounce volante (audio) \

Definition of volante

: moving with light rapidity used as a direction in music

First Known Use of volante

circa 1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for volante

Italian, literally, flying, from Latin volant-, volans, present participle

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The first known use of volante was circa 1854

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“Volante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/volante. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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