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vol•ta



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

Vol•ta



Pronunciation: (vōl'tu or, It. vôl'tä for 1; vol'tu, vōl'- for 2), [key]
n.
1. Count A•les•san•dro Pronunciation: (ä"les-sän'drô), [key] 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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