Volute meaning

və-lo͝ot
(architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
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Rolled up; spiraled.
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(zoology) Any marine gastropod of the family Volutidae.
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Having a spirally shaped part.
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(zoology) The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
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A spiral scroll-like ornament such as that used on an Ionic capital.
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A spiral or twisting form; turn; whorl.
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(archit.) A spiral scroll forming one of the chief features of Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
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Origin of volute

  • French from Italian voluta from Latin volūta from feminine past participle of volvere to turn, roll wel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary