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
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)