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voluta

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voluta(
boh
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loo
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (ornament in a spiral shape)
a. scroll
El gran portón de madera de la entrada está adornado con volutas y motivos florales.The big wooden entrance door is ornamented with scrolls and floral motifs.
b. volute
Las columnas del templo imitan las de estilo jónico, y tienen volutas en el capitel.The temple's columns imitate those of Ionic style, and have volutes on their capitals.
2. (smoke in a spiral shape)
a. spiral
El hombre dio una chupada al cigarrillo y expulsó el humo, que ascendió en forma de volutas circulares.The man puffed his cigarette and expelled the smoke, that rose in the shape of circular spirals.
b. column
Las volutas de humo de las chimeneas flotaban en el aire frío de la tarde.The columns of smoke coming from the chimneys floated in the cold afternoon air.
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voluta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. spiral
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voluta
1 (Archit) scroll; volute
2 [de humo] spiral; column
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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