Definition of rolling in English:


Syllabification: roll·ing
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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