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- n. An old dance for two people, a kind of waltz in which the woman makes a high spring or bound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An old dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lavolta.
The sault majeur of the 'high lavolt' comes at the _semibreves_ in this tune.
This capering or 'sault majeur' was also a feature of the 'high lavolt' [La Volta] mentioned in _Troilus_ IV, iv,
On p. 64 Arbeau treats of the Lavolta ( 'high lavolt' of Shakespeare), which he says is a kind of galliard well known in Provence.