Adjective "voluted" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/vəˈl(j)uːtɪd/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Executed like the voluted palmettes and tabletop inlays with incised details but no surface modeling, it represents the forepart of two winged lions with bull's horns flanking a voluted palmette.'

Definitions

1. a spiral or twisted formation or object.

2. Architecture. a spiral ornament, found especially in the capitals of the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

3. Carpentry. a horizontal scrolled termination to the handrail of a stair.

4. Zoology. a turn or whorl of a spiral shell. any of various tropical marine gastropods of the family Volutidae, many species of which have shells prized for their coloration.

5. the spiral casing surrounding the impeller of a volute pump. adjecti

More examples(as adjective)

"tendrils can be voluted."

"surfaces can be voluted."

"designs can be voluted."

Origin

(volute)