roulade

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French roulade, from rouler (to roll), from Old French roler.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

roulade (plural roulades)

  1. (music) An elaborate embellishment of several notes sung to one syllable.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard
      He leaned back in his chair, and little more than the whites of his upturned eyes were visible; and beating time upon the table with one hand, claw-wise, and with two or three queer, little thrills and roulades, which re-appeared with great precision in each verse, he delivered himself thus, in what I suspect was an old psalm tune: []
    • 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska 2005, p. 71:
      He heard only here and there the ecstatic burst of a mocking-bird's wonderful roulades.
  2. A slice of meat that is rolled up, stuffed, and cooked.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

roulade (third-person singular simple present roulades, present participle roulading, simple past and past participle rouladed)

  1. To sing an elaborate embellishment of several notes to one syllable.

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

roulade c (definite singular rouladen, indefinite plural roulader, definite plural rouladerne)

  1. Swiss roll (UK), jelly roll, jellyroll (US) (a cylindrical, rolled-up cake with a sweet filling)

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

roulade f (plural roulades)

  1. roll, roly-poly (act of rolling forward or sidewards)
  2. roulade (dish)
  3. (music) roulade