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scroll

noun \ ˈskrōl \

Definition of scroll

1 a :a roll (as of papyrus, leather, or parchment) for writing a document
b archaic :a written message
c :roster, list
d :a riband with rolled ends often inscribed with a motto
2 a :something resembling a scroll in shape; especially :a spiral or convoluted form in ornamental design derived from the curves of a loosely or partly rolled parchment scroll
b :the curved head of a bowed stringed musical instrument — see violin illustration

scrolled

play \ˈskrōld\ adjective

Examples of scroll in a Sentence

  1. He read from the scroll.

  2. a scarf with lovely green scrolls on it

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Illustration of scroll

Origin and Etymology of scroll

Middle English scrowle, blend of rolle roll and scrowe scrap, scroll (from Anglo-French escrowe, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch schrode piece cut off, Old High German scrōt) — more at shred


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scroll

verb

Definition of scroll

intransitive verb
1 :to move text or graphics up or down or across a display screen as if by unrolling a scroll
2 :to progress, move, or be revealed as if by the unrolling of a scroll
  • watch scenery scroll by large picture windows
  • —David Yeadon
transitive verb
:to cause (text or graphics on a display screen) to move in scrolling

Examples of scroll in a Sentence

  1. You have to scroll the screen to see the bottom of the Web page.

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First Known Use of scroll

1973



SCROLL Defined for English Language Learners

scroll

noun

Definition of scroll for English Language Learners

  • : a long piece of paper that rolls around one or two cylinders and that usually has something written or drawn on it

  • : a decoration that looks like the curled ends of a scroll


scroll

verb

Definition of scroll for English Language Learners

  • computers : to move text or images of a Web page, document, etc., up, down, or to the side on a computer screen so that you can see all of it


SCROLL Defined for Kids

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scroll

noun \ ˈskrōl \

Definition of scroll for Students

:a roll of paper or parchment on which something is written or engraved

2

scroll

verb

Definition of scroll for Students

scrolled; scrolling
:to move words or images up or down a display screen as if by unrolling a scroll


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