Definition of volte in English:

volte

noun

  • 1

    variant spelling of volt
  • 2A movement performed in dressage and classical riding, in which a horse describes a circle of 6 yards diameter.

    • ‘Figures such as voltes and squares were used to engage the horse's hind legs before a transition to a new gait.’

Origin

Late 17th century (as a fencing term): from French, from Italian volta a turn from volgere to turn volte dates from the early 18th century.

Pronunciation:

volte

/vōlt//vält/