Definition of


  1. (noun, shape) a line generated by a point on one figure rolling around a second figure
  2. (noun, artifact) a wheel with teeth for making a row of perforations
  3. (noun, act) a gambling game in which players bet on which compartment of a revolving wheel a small ball will come to rest in

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Synonyms of Roulette

line roulette, toothed wheel

Alternate forms of Roulette

Hyponyms: cycloid, epicycloid, hypocycloid

Hypernyms: curve, curved shape, gambling game, game of chance, wheel

Origin of the word Roulette

  1. 1734, "small wheel," from Fr. roulette "gambling game played with a revolving wheel," lit. "small wheel," from O.Fr. roelete "little wheel," on model of L.L. rotella, dim. of L. rota "wheel." The game of chance so-called from 1745. more

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Words that sound like Roulette

railhead, rallidae, reality, reallot, realty, relate, related, related to, reload, rhyolite, riled, roiled, roll out, rolled, roulade, royalty, rule out, ruled, rurality

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