[ roo-lahd ]
/ ruˈlɑd /


a musical embellishment consisting of a rapid succession of tones sung to a single syllable.
a slice of meat rolled around a filling of minced meat and cooked.

Origin of roulade

1700–10; < French: a rolling, equivalent to roul(er) to roll + -ade -ade1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for roulade

/ (ruːˈlɑːd) /


a slice of meat rolled, esp around a stuffing, and cooked
an elaborate run in vocal music

Word Origin for roulade

C18: from French, literally: a rolling, from rouler to roll
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