Synonyms Arabic German English Spanish French Hebrew Italian Japanese Dutch Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Turkish Chinese Suggestions: roulette russe These examples may contain rude words based on your search. Roulette (countable and uncountable, plural roulettes) (uncountable) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game. Definition and synonyms of roulette from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Education. This is the British English definition of roulette.View American English definition of roulette. Change your default dictionary to American English. View the pronunciation for roulette. ‘After he survived a game of Russian roulette while home alone that day, he sought help and was admitted to the intensive care unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.’ ‘According to the script, fellow singer Johnny, who shot himself in a game of Russian roulette while she looked on, was the love of her life.’.
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Roulette is a casino game named after the French word meaning little wheel.In the game, players may choose to place bets on either a single number, various groupings of numbers, the colors red or black, whether the number is odd or even, or if the numbers are high (19–36) or low (1–18).
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for roulette in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
Borrowed from Frenchroulette(“roulette, little wheel”).
- Rhymes: -ɛt
roulette (countable and uncountable, pluralroulettes)
- (uncountable) A game of chance, in which a small ball is made to move round rapidly on a circle divided off into numbered red and black spaces, the one on which it stops indicating the result of a variety of wagers permitted by the game.
- (uncountable,figurative) An instance of risk-taking, especially when the downside exceeds the upside (contrary to the game of roulette where only the wager is lost).
- 1982 April 28, Donna Hilts, “TV Report On Vaccine Stirs Bitter Controversy”, in Washington Post:
- Doctors and health officials said that the WRC-TV documentary, 'DPT: Vaccine Roulette,' emphasized the risks of the vaccine while ignoring the dangers of the disease, which has been almost wiped out in this country.
- 2020 June 23, John Bolton, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 290:
- They would all rather take their chances with the existing policy-making roulette rather than follow process discipline.
- 2020 November 2, Adam Finn quoted by Alessandra Scotto Di Santolo in Daily Express:
- By contrast giving treatments open-label slows everything down by leading us up blind alleys while playing roulette with our patients' lives.
- (countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.
- (countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.
- (countable,geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another fixed plane curve.
- (philately) Any of the small incisions on a sheet of stamps, used as an alternative to perforations.
- A cylindricalcurler for the hair.
Roulette Synonym In English Language
roulette (third-person singular simple presentroulettes, present participlerouletting, simple past and past participlerouletted)
- To separate or decorate by incisions made with a small toothed wheel.
- to roulette a sheet of postage stamps
rouler + -ette
- IPA(key): /ʁu.lɛt/
- caster, castor
Roulette Synonyms In English
- → Catalan: ruleta
- → Czech: ruleta
- → Danish: roulette, roulet
- → English: roulette
- → Galician: ruleta
- → German: Roulette (see there for further descendants)
- → Italian: roulette
- → Japanese: ルーレット
- → Norwegian Bokmål: rulett
- → Norwegian Nynorsk: rulett
- → Portuguese: roleta
- → Spanish: ruleta
- → Swedish: roulett
- → Thai: รูเล็ตต์(ruu-lèt)
- WordReference, roulette
- “roulette” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Borrowed from Frenchroulette.
- roulette(game of chance)
- roulette russa(“Russian roulette”)
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