roll/trip off the tongue

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of roll/trip off the tongue

:to be easy to say or pronounce
  • The name just rolls off the tongue.

Word by Word Definitions

roll play
  1. : a written document that may be rolled up : scroll

  2. : a manuscript book

  3. : a list of names or related items : catalog

  1. : to impel forward by causing to turn over and over on a surface

  2. : to cause to revolve by turning over and over on or as if on an axis

  3. : to cause to move in a circular manner

  1. : a sound produced by rapid strokes on a drum

  2. : a sonorous and often rhythmical flow of speech

  3. : a heavy reverberatory sound

trip play
  1. : to catch the foot against something so as to stumble

  2. : to make a mistake or false step (as in morality or accuracy)

  3. : to dance, skip, or caper with light quick steps

  1. : voyage, journey

  2. : a single round or tour on a business errand

  3. : an intense visionary experience undergone by a person who has taken a psychedelic drug (such as LSD)

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

tongue play
  1. : a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end organs and small glands and functions especially in taking and swallowing food and in humans as a speech organ

  2. : a part of various invertebrate animals that is analogous to the tongue

  3. : the flesh of a tongue (as of the ox or sheep) used as food

  1. : to articulate (notes) by tonguing

  2. : to touch or lick with or as if with the tongue

  3. : to cut a tongue on


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