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- n. An ancient dance of the Renaissance which incorporated many challenging twists and skips.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A lively round dance, of Italian origin, popular in England in the time of Elizabeth and later. It probably resembled the polka or the waltz.
- To spring or whirl as in the lavolta.
From the Italian La volta and the French La volte (circular movement). (Wiktionary)