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volante

[voh-lahn-tey; Italian vaw-lahn-te]
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adverb, adjective Music.
  1. moving lightly and quickly.
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Origin of volante

1785–95; < Italian: volant
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Examples from the Web for volante

Historical Examples

  • When we reached the convent gate, the second volante was empty.

    Rita

    Laura E. Richards

  • The volante is as worthy of a description as the gondola of Venice.

    The Three Lieutenants

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • After breakfast, I take a volante and ride into the town, to deliver my letters.

    To Cuba and Back

    Richard Henry Dana

  • But it is written, the volante shall not upset,—and so it does not.

    A Trip to Cuba

    Julia Ward Howe

  • The center of gravity is nowhere in a volante, while it swings and vibrates along softly as a boat on smooth water.