Definitions

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  • adj. Having a volute, or spiral scroll.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a volute, or spiral scroll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a coil, whorl, or volute, as a shell.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in the shape of a coil

Etymologies

volute +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Here would float a pool in white marble with severe square rims on the outside and voluted edges on the inside.

    Shadow Princess

  • The heavily voluted cumulus clouds lower gloomily and threateningly; they wear that implacable look which I have sometimes noticed at the outbreak of a great storm.

    Journey to the Interior of the Earth

  • Pairs of people stood in the cubicles that formed the con - voluted perimeter of the hall, and a throng milled in the center, making contacts.

    Split Infinity

  • It closed no lantern -- it obstructed no view -- and its light ribs, springing from voluted corbels, bore at each intersection, an emblazoned escutcheon, or painted heraldic device.

    A Love Story

  • The similarity is especially observable in the voluted and chevroned columns of the nave.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The balcony is a slight open-work wrought-iron structure, connected to a small roof by three slender voluted pillars, two at the ends, one in the middle: and at the middle one I saw someone, a woman -- kneeling -- her arms clasped tight about the pillar, and her face rather upward-looking.

    The Purple Cloud

  • Frascati, expanding upwards into terraces, lawns, and ilexes, all flanked by pinnacled and voluted buildings, Villa Aldobrandini, or whatever it is.

    The Spirit of Rome

  • [Page 185] showing a new variety of lotus pattern, the petals being arranged in an elongated form, issuing from voluted calyx-leaves.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • It is also important to note the identity of these voluted calyx-leaves with the bas-relief calyx capitals from Karnak which gave the derivation of the Ionic volute.

    Pharaohs, Fellahs and Explorers

  • By Lancing College it broke seaward in a soft lapsing tide, in front of her it rose in angry billows; and Leywood hill, green, and grand, and voluted, stood up a great green wave against the waveless sea.

    A Mere Accident

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  • –noun
    1. a spiral or twisted formation or object.
    2. Architecture. a spiral ornament, found esp. in the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
    3. Carpentry. a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.
    4. Zoology.
    a. a turn or whorl of a spiral shell.
    b. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many species of which have shells prized for their coloration.
    5. the spiral casing surrounding the impeller of a volute pump.
    –adjective
    6. having a volute or rolled-up form.
    7. Machinery.
    a. spirally shaped or having a part so shaped.
    b. moving in a circular way, esp. if combined with a lateral motion

    May 27, 2009