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Friday, October 19, 2012

veloce

\ve-LAW-che\ , adjective;
1.
Played at a fast tempo.
Quotes:
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
Origin:
Veloce stems from the Latin word vēlōcem which was the accusative form of vēlōx meaning "quick."
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