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Volta Definition

Italian term for the change in feeling which occurs between the octave and sestet in some sonnets.


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[n] Italian physicist after whom the volt is named; studied electric currents and invented the voltaic pile (1745-1827)

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\Vol"ta\, n.; pl. {Volte}. [It. volta a turn, turning, a time. See {Volt} a tread.] (Mus.) A turning; a time; -- chiefly used in phrases signifying that the part is to be repeated one, two, or more times; as, una volta, once. Seconda volta, second time, points to certain modifications in the close of a repeated strain.

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