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1. Music An embellishment consisting of a rapid run of several notes sung to one syllable.
a. A slice of meat rolled around a filling and cooked.
b. Any of various other dishes in which a flexible base layer is rolled up together with a soft filling.

[French, from rouler, to roll, from Old French roler; see roll.]


1. (Cookery) a slice of meat rolled, esp around a stuffing, and cooked
2. (Classical Music) an elaborate run in vocal music
[C18: from French, literally: a rolling, from rouler to roll]



1. a slice of meat rolled around a filling and cooked.
2. a musical embellishment consisting of a rapid succession of tones sung to a single syllable.
[1700–10; < French: a rolling =roul(er) to roll (Old French roueller, derivative of roelle; see rowel) + -ade -ade1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roulade - a dish consisting of a slice of meat that is rolled around a filling and cooked
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
2.roulade - (music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, tune, strain, air, line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
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But the roulades broke off suddenly, and then the servant came back saying that Mrs.
Savory roulades -- the term means ''to roll'' in French -- can be made from beef, chicken or turkey.
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Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, said: "It's clear that all the Tories will be doing is swanning abound in Birmingham scoffing smoked-salmon roulades and fancy prawn vol-au-vents.
NPD Chef, Paul Hunt explained that: "At Classic Cuisine we continuously look at a variety of trends and we have noticed the resurgence of nostalgic dishes like quiches, roulades and terrines.
Hannah Atherton's light, agile soprano was adept at Handel's extended runs and roulades but was inclined to shrillness on the highest notes.
Nor is it just frustration with my local supermarket, which has already replaced aisles of food I actually need with promotions of Christmas party packs of mini roulades and cocktail sausages.
The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 8pm) The five remaining contestants must whip up a feast of delicious desserts this week, but things soon begin to flop when the bakers produce some less than perfect chocolate roulades in the technical challenge.
To serve: Cut roulades into segments one-inch smaller
Charcuterie plates, home-made hummus, pesto, mini spinach roulades, tiny leek tartlets cooked so freshly they melted in the mouth, smoked salmon, roulade, crunchy crisp salad of cucumber, green apple, green grape, celery and fruits that dribbled their juices.
Slice the sole and mousse into roulades and serve the sauce over the top.
Pamela Armstrong was a phenomenal Elvira, tossing off roulades, delicious trills and excitingly well-placed high notes, while retaining necessary tenderness.