Definition of music volute in English:

music volute

Pronunciation /ˈmjuːzɪk vəˌl(j)uːt/ /ˈmjuːzɪk ˌvɒljuːt/


  • A volute of the southern Caribbean and north-eastern South America, Voluta musica, whose shell is cream with a pattern of fine brown lines and dots resembling musical notation.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in William Wood (1774–1857), conchologist and bookseller. From music + volute, after scientific Latin Voluta musica (Linnaeus 1758; compare earlier voluta musicalis).