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Definition of "volute" []

  • A spiral scroll-like ornament such as that used on an Ionic capital. (noun)
  • A spiral formation, such as one of the whorls of a gastropod shell. (noun)
  • Any of various marine gastropod mollusks of the family Volutidae, having a spiral, often colorfully marked shell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "volute" in a sentence
  • "Often the cavity was the home of a creature Teal called a volute, but this one was dry and deserted."
  • "The water first enters the volute, which is an annular channel surrounding the runner, and then flows between the fixed guide vanes, which give the water the optimum direction of flow."
  • "Most of the volute is the correct shape but the add on section i am having difficulties with."