Meaning of volta


Pronunciation: (vōl'tu, vol'-It.vôl'tä), [key]
— pl. -te
  1. turn; time (used in phrases):(“once”); prima volta (“first time”). una volta


Pronunciation: (vōl'tu or, It. vôl'tä for 1 vol'tu, vōl'- for 2), [key]
— n.
  1. 1745–1827, Italian physicist.
  2. a river in W Africa, in Ghana, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta and flowing S into the Bight of Benin. ab. 250 mi. (400 km) long; with branches ab. 1240 mi. (1995 km) long.
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