Definition of volte in English:

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volte

Pronunciation: /vält/ /vōlt/

noun

1 variant spelling of volt2.
2A movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.
Example sentences
  • Figures such as voltes and squares were used to engage the horse's hind legs before a transition to a new gait.

Origin

Late 17th century (as a fencing term): from French, from Italian volta 'a turn', from volgere 'to turn'. sense 2 dates from the early 18th century.

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Syllabification: volte

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