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lavolta

noun
  1. another word for volta
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Word Origin

C16: from Italian la volta the turn; see volta
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Historical Examples

  • Yes, ladies, you have been dancing the lavolta of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries without being aware of it.

    The Lancashire Witches

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • The passamezzo, passy-measure or half-measure was a popular Elizabethan dance, like the coranto and lavolta.

  • The Lavolta was fashionable in the 16th century and was the delight of the Valois court.