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  Dictionary Definition of volta

volta
noun, plural volte .

1. an Italian dance in quick time, popular in the 17th century.
2. music for this dance, in triple time.
3. Music turn; time (used in phrases): una volta (once), due volte (twice), prima volta (first time), etc.
[It.: turn]
Volta [1]
noun Count Alessandro , 1745--1827, Italian physicist; made important contributions to the theory of current electricity; the volt is named after him.