Vi·o·lette [vahy- uh- let, vahy- uh-lit] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt, ˈvaɪ ə lɪt/
Vi·o·let·ta [vahy- uh- let- uh] /ˌvaɪ əˈlɛt ə/
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Examples from the Web for violetta Contemporary Examples of violetta Historical Examples of violetta Violetta an' Rosalinda are pulling fodder and mother is ploughing for wheat.
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Violetta in face, in everything. Violetta broke through the formal superlatives of an Italian greeting. British Dictionary definitions for violetta noun any of various temperate perennial herbaceous plants of the violaceous genus Viola, such as V. odorata ( sweet (or garden) violet), typically having mauve or bluish flowers with irregular showy petals any other plant of the genus Viola, such as the wild pansy any of various similar but unrelated plants, such as the African violet any of a group of colours that vary in saturation but have the same purplish-blue hue. They lie at one end of the visible spectrum, next to blue; approximate wavelength range 445–390 nanometres ( as adjective) a violet dress a dye or pigment of or producing these colours violet clothing dressed in violet shrinking violet informal a shy person Derived Forms violet-like, adjective Word Origin for violet
C14: from Old French
violete a little violet, from viole, from Latin viola violet
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Word Origin and History for violetta n.
early 14c., small plant with purplish-blue flowers, from Old French
violette, diminutive of viole "violet," from Latin viola, cognate with Greek ion (see iodine), probably from a pre-Indo-European Mediterranean language. The color sense (late 14c.) developed from the flower.
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n. The hue of the short-wave end of the visible spectrum, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 380 to 420 nanometers. Any of a group of colors, reddish-blue in hue, that may vary in lightness and saturation.
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