Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

roulette

play
noun rou·lette \rü-ˈlet\

Simple Definition of roulette

  • : a game in which a small ball is dropped onto a numbered wheel that is spinning and players bet on which numbered section the ball will rest in

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of roulette

  1. 1 a :  a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in b :  something involving a high degree of chance and unpredictability

  2. 2 a :  any of various toothed wheels or disks (as for producing rows of dots on engraved plates or for making short consecutive incisions in paper to facilitate subsequent division) b :  tiny slits between rows of stamps in a sheet that are made by a roulette and serve as an aid in separation — compare perforation


2

roulette

verb, rou·lette

Definition of roulette

roulettedrouletting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make roulettes in



1867

First Known Use of roulette

1867



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up roulette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

soothe perplex disapprove reduce
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ