rou·​lade rü-ˈläd How to pronounce roulade (audio)
: a florid vocal embellishment sung to one syllable
: a slice of usually stuffed meat that is rolled, browned, and steamed or braised

Examples of roulade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This spiced roulade is the ultimate make-ahead dessert for the holiday season. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 13 Oct. 2023 The cornish hen roulade is an ode to butter chicken. Elazar Sontag, Bon Appétit, 13 Sep. 2023 Sarah, from the Midwest, was slammed for her chicken roulade. Kturnqui, oregonlive, 3 Aug. 2023 Both groups sliced into a marvelous roulade whose stuffing revealed the chef’s passion for herbs and anchovies as a secret agent. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 30 June 2023 Allow to set in the refrigerator. To assemble: Unroll roulade cake. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2023 Her California-Korean sensibilities came through in other dishes at the SoMa dinner like a steamed egg custard served with large chunks of Dungeness crab; and a chicken roulade made with sticky rice, her take on the Korean soup samgyetang, which traditionally features a chicken stuffed with rice. Cecilia Lei, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Oct. 2021 Securely truss poultry legs or wrap a roulade. Catherine Russell, Bon Appétit, 19 May 2021 Other starters include pork trotter and sweetbread roulade with pearl onions and house smoked beef tartare, served with a pickled quail egg and potato chips. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, literally, act of rolling

First Known Use

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of roulade was in 1672

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“Roulade.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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