Definition of rolling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrōliNG/


1Moving by turning over and over on an axis: a rolling ball
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  • He rolled each ball in his mouth.
  • Rolling snow into snowmen, gleefully compacting the beautiful flakes into firm white balls, revelling in the joy of the winter holidays.
  • Galileo stands at the center of this fresco, explaining the uniform acceleration of a sphere rolling down an inclined plane.
2(Of land) extending in gentle undulations: the rolling countryside
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  • About a third of the population in Lebanon once lived in these rolling hills.
  • The region is a bed of hot mineral springs, deep river gorges and rolling pastureland.
  • South Windsor is a lovely little town and the drive down to the launch was picturesque with rolling cornfields and wildflower meadows.
3Done or happening in a steady and continuous way: a rolling program of reforms a rolling news service
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  • In practice, half the judicial positions are filled by election every three years on a rolling basis.
  • The rolling impact of these transformations will be felt for years to come.
  • Musically more forceful, big walls of rolling guitar ploughed through the album.

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Syllabification: roll·ing

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