Definition of prima volta in English:

prima volta

noun

Music
  • An instruction indicating that the section of music marked is to be played on the first time through only, and not on the repeat.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The New English Dictionary. Apparently from Italian prima volta (although this is apparently not recorded in dictionaries of Italian) from prima, feminine of primo first + volta turn.

Pronunciation

prima volta

/ˌpriːmə ˈvɒltə/