volute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin volūta, from the feminine of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō.

Noun[edit]

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volute ‎(plural volutes)

  1. (architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
  2. (zoology) The spirals or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
  3. (zoology) Any marine gastropod of the family Volutidae.
  4. (engineering) The casing in a centrifugal pump, whose shape is somewhat similar to architectural volutes.
  5. (art) A spiral or scroll form.
  6. (music) A scroll-shaped carving at the tuning head of a stringed musical instrument, similar to architectural volutes.

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Adjective[edit]

volute ‎(not comparable)

  1. (engineering) Of a spring: having a spiral curve on its tail.

Italian[edit]

Participle[edit]

volute

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of volere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

volūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of volūtus