role

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/rəʊl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/roʊl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rōl)


WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
role - roll
These words are both pronounced /rəʊl/.
‘role’
Your role is your position and what you do in a situation or society.
What is the role of the university in modern society?
He had played a major role in the formation of the United Nations.
A role is also one of the characters that an actor or singer plays in a film, play, opera, or musical.
She played the leading role in The Winter's Tale.
‘roll’
A roll is a very small loaf of bread.
The soup is served with a roll and butter.
A roll of something such as cloth or paper is a long piece of it wrapped many times around itself or around a tube.
I bought a roll of wallpaper.
'role' also found in these entries:
as - be - make - present
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