roulade

[ roo-lahd ]
/ ruˈlɑd /

noun

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.

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  8. roulers,
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  10. roum.

Origin of roulade

1700–10; < French: a rolling, equivalent to roul(er) to roll + -ade -ade1

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British Dictionary definitions for roulade

roulade

/ (ruːˈlɑːd) /

noun

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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