lavolta

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lavolta (ləˈvɒltə)
 
n
another word for volta
 
[C16: from Italian la volta the turn; see volta]

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lavolta

16th-century16th-century leaping and turning dance for couples, originating in Italy and popular at French and German court balls until about 1750. Performed with a notoriously intimate embrace, it became respectable, but never completely dignified, after Queen Elizabeth I of England danced it with the earl of Leicester

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