Word of the Day Archive
Friday October 19, 2012
Played at a fast tempo.
And when I tired of reading I would swim in my pool, parting the azure blue water like a veloce human knife.
-- Sergio De La Pava, A Naked Singularity
Ah, I mention his name and your eyes, they light up veloce come un razzo—fast as a rocket.
-- Jacquie D'Alessandro, Summer at Seaside Cove
Veloce stems from the Latin word vēlōcem which was the accusative form of vēlōx meaning "quick."