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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roulade (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
    • n roulade a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Roulade (Mus) A smoothly running passage of short notes (as semiquavers, or sixteenths) uniformly grouped, sung upon one long syllable, as in Handel's oratorios.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n roulade In vocal music, a melodic embellishment consisting in a rapid succession of tones sung to a single syllable; a run.
    • n roulade Slices of beef rolled with bacon and then steamed.
    • roulade In music, to sing roulades or divisions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Roulade rōō-lad′ (mus.) a melodic embellishment: a run.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—rouler, to roll.


In literature:

Then he listened, tried again two or three times, with brave chirps and exultant little roulades.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
On another, she was coyly turning her head as she finished a roulade, and seemed to be listening to herself.
"Sarrasine" by Honore de Balzac
Miss B. could see in the glass every movement that I made; she pretended not to see, however, and finished the song with a regular roulade.
"The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The frail, sweet voice rose and fell, lingered, quickened, in all manner of trills and roulades.
"And Even Now" by Max Beerbohm
How many tragedies find their peaceful catastrophe in fierce roulades and strenuous bravuras!
"Elsie Venner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Such trills, roulades, and flourishes go on from the birds and the lodger!
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
In his singing, roulades became true bursts of laughter or true sobs.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
Amber executed for her a roulade of great sweetness.
"A Christmas Garland" by Max Beerbohm
Another young lady performed a series of brilliant roulades on a silver bugle, which seemed to afford satisfaction.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Suddenly a merry roulade of whistling broke the awful stillness.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Have you ever heard the jay's brief musical roulade?
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Goldwater's voice rose in a joyous roulade.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
I do not love roulades, I must confess, though I may learn to do so later.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
Dissolve an ounce of butter in a small frying-pan, and cook the roulades in it.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Her final roulade had just floated on and beyond, lost now in cyclonic bravas.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
There he is yonder, beating time to the roulade.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
From his throat poured one ecstatic roulade after another, one cascade after another of liquid delicious sweetness.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
And the courtly roulade singers place their thoughts at his service.
"On the Heights" by Berthold Auerbach
A lady seated herself at the piano and sang an air with an abundance of trills and roulades.
"Frédérique; vol. 1" by Charles Paul de Kock
They are inexpressibly beautiful when spring wakes them up to pipe their roulades in tender green.
"England" by Frank Fox

In news:

Turkey Roulade with Peach and Sage Gravy.
I made this dish to go with Chicken-Spinach Roulade with Blackberry-Ancho Sauce.
Chicken roulade with red chard, pepitas and chiles over hominy .
Roll each loin over the tenderloin and rib apron to make a neat roulade.
Chefs' Favorite Egg Recipes: Smoked Mackerel Roulade with Herbed Mayonnaise and Sauce Gribiche.
Chocolate Roulade with Ricotta, Chocolate, and Pine Nut Filling.
In January, chic chefs tried to out-chicken-roulade each other at Oak and the Chesterfield.
I saw a newspaper recipe for a chicken roulade with raw chicken rolled around deli meats and cooked.
Pumpkin roulade with caramelized bananas – gluten free.
Turkey breast roulade leave plenty for leftovers.
Emeril Lagasse's Turkey Roulade with Peach Sage Gravy.
Chicken roulade with red chard, pepitas and chiles over hominy.
Julia Child Stuffed Turkey Roulade PBS.
I saw a newspaper recipe for a chicken roulade with raw chicken rolled around deli meats and cooked .
Rosemary Scented Grilled Eggplant & Goat Cheese Roulades.