Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music An embellishment consisting of a rapid run of several notes sung to one syllable.
  • n. A slice of meat rolled around a filling and cooked.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An elaborate embellishment of several notes sung to one syllable.
  • n. A slice of meat that is rolled up, stuffed, and cooked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A smoothly running passage of short notes (as semiquavers, or sixteenths) uniformly grouped, sung upon one long syllable, as in Handel's oratorios.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In vocal music, a melodic embellishment consisting in a rapid succession of tones sung to a single syllable; a run.
  • n. Slices of beef rolled with bacon and then steamed.
  • In music, to sing roulades or divisions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
  • n. a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked

Etymologies

French, from rouler, to roll, from Old French roler; see roll.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French roulade, from rouler ("to roll"), from Old French roler. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The outer shell of this roulade is made from a soft meringue made with 10 egg whites.

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  • The one drawback to a meringue roulade is that the meringue part is very sweet (this is a drawback to a lot of meringue cookies, actually), so you can’t just put any old filling inside.

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  • Libby's pumpkin roulade aka roll is a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.

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  • The sopranos, too, have a way, when about to emit a roulade, that is more suggestive of a dentist’s chair, and the attendant gargle, than of a love phrase.

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  • Vince Burnet made a desperate effort to get free, but the combination of his assailant's knees and the jersey effectively imprisoned him, and, though he heaved and tossed and jerked himself, he could not dislodge the lad, who clung to him like Sinbad's old man of the sea, till he fell half exhausted in a thick bed of heather, where he was kept down to suffer a kind of roulade of thumps, delivered very heartily upon his back as if it were a drum.

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  • Feeling a little sorry for this Turk, I helped him out by submitting an optional caption for my next meal of rabbit roulade with cheese-stuffed squash blossom.

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  • The chocolate and orange mousse with a brash tangerine sorbet had the virtue of not being cloyingly oversweetened; a soft meringue and chocolate roulade had the virtue of looking like the sort of thing you might actually want to buy from the freezer cabinet at Iceland but wouldn't dream of purchasing for fear of being spotted by the neighbours.

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  • Popular dishes include poussin roulade with cauliflower, chanterelles and P é rigord truffles ($24), and shrimp simmered in spices with a string hoppers — a noodle dish, with korma sauce and black mustard ($26), says Rahul Nair , the hotel's director of food and beverage.

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  • Does it mean something if you serve the halibut instead of the chicken roulade?

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  • For some reason the chef had chosen that particular moment in late May 2004—during the Mahdi Army uprising, the first Marine assault on Fallujah, and the Abu Ghraib court-martials—to make a chicken roulade stuffed with cream sauce.

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