Definition of roulade in English:

roulade

Syllabification: rou·lade
Pronunciation: /ro͞oˈläd
 
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noun

1A dish cooked or served in the form of a roll, typically made from a flat piece of meat, fish, or sponge cake, spread with a soft filling and rolled up into a spiral.
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  • Low tea is the tea in which crustless sandwiches, petit fours, and salmon roulades are likely to be served.
  • Place a slice of roulade on top of each of the brioche rounds.
  • For the roulade: On a half sheet pan covered with plastic wrap, lay out the prosciutto slices, slightly overlapping.
2A florid passage of runs in classical music for a virtuoso singer, especially one sung to one syllable.
More example sentences
  • Her smallish soprano voice did not have the coloratura roulades or high Cs for Strauss's ‘Voices of Spring Waltzes' Op 410.
  • He seemed to relish the fiercely difficult coloratura roulades of ‘Agitata da Due Venti’ from Griselda.
  • These vocal roulades evoke the little lad's vacancy as he travels through the night, knowing nothing of his destiny nor even knowing that he doesn't know!

Origin

French, from rouler 'to roll'.

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