noun, plural vol·te [vohl-tey, vol-; Italian vawl-te] /ˈvoʊl teɪ, ˈvɒl-; Italian ˈvɔl tɛ/. Music.
- volsunga saga,
- volta effect,
- volta redonda,
- voltage divider,
- voltage regulator
Origin of volta
Examples from the Web for volte
Of all things, the 'volte sciollo', and the 'pensieri stretti', are necessary.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
Pretending concern in her, had he not really joined the camp of her enemies and detractors, the volte face thing!The Shriek|Charles Somerville
The miserable state of the nation seemed to demand a volte face.Introduction to the Science of Sociology|Robert E. Park
If I had inwardly reproached him for fickleness when he confessed his volte face, I exonerated him at sight of his old love.The Brightener|C. N. Williamson
He was not an uneducated man, but volte face, correctly pronounced, was unfamiliar in his ears.The Postmaster's Daughter|Louis Tracy
noun plural -te (Italian -te)
Word Origin for volta
West African river, from 15c. Portuguese Rio da Volta, literally "river of return" (perhaps because it was where ships turned around and headed for home) or "river of bend," in reference to its course.