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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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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When the servant had gone to deliver that message, Dorothea could hear sounds of music through an open window--a few notes from a man's voice and then a piano bursting into roulades. But the roulades broke off suddenly, and then the servant came back saying that Mrs.
For starters, there's chicken and smoked bacon terrine, grilled bury black pudding, tempura squid, smoked salmon and wasabi roulade, goats cheese parfait or homemade vegetable broth.
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Linda handed out recipe sheets before demonstrating cheese and bacon soup,Victoria sponge, coffee and walnut balls and chocolate roulade. During her demonstration, she kept up a lively chat giving lots of hints and anecdotes.
The Sole and Salmon Roulade is poached and rolled filet of sole and salmon in a butter, lemon and caper sauce.
Frozen food distributor Central Foods has launched individual portions of its most popular flavour of roulade.
Roll up the roulade, starting with the scored short end and using the paper underneath to help.
Mary is patient and encouraging, although she does have a wicked wit, as they whip up dishes including meringue roulade, Limoncello trifle, pan-fried halloumi and chicken and mushroom suet pie.
To assemble roulade: Place meat on cutting board, with grain from left to right.
Over the past few weeks customers have been treated to dishes such as pork belly roulade and and lamb rump with mint and feta salad.
Meanwhile, former Bake Off contestants Val and Selasi challenge Paul to make a roulade in the tent, plus there's more larking about as Noel Fielding, Sandi Toksvig and Prue Leith help him bake and decorate a celebration cake.