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English adjective: volute

1. volute in the shape of a coil


Synonymscoiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, turbinate, voluted, whorled


Similarcoiled


Antonymsuncoiled, straight


English noun: volute

1. volute (artifact) ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center


Synonymsspiral


Broader (hypernym)decoration, ornament, ornamentation

2. volute (artifact) a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops


SamplesA coil of rope.


Synonymscoil, helix, spiral, whorl


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure


Narrower (hyponym)hank









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