role - roll

role - roll
These words are both pronounced .
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'role'
Your role is your position and function 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.

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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.

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'roll'
A roll is a very small loaf.

...a roll and butter.

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A roll of something such as cloth or paper is a long piece of it wrapped many times around itself or around a tube.

He produced several rolls of hessian sacking.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • role / roll —    A role is a part in a play or movie: Marjorie s favorite role of her entire movie career was that of the quirky neighbor in Keep your Doors Locked. It can also mean a function of : Marjorie s role in removing the insignia from the police car… …   Confused words

  • role / roll —    A role is a part in a play or movie: Marjorie s favorite role of her entire movie career was that of the quirky neighbor in Keep your Doors Locked. It can also mean a function of : Marjorie s role in removing the insignia from the police car… …   Confused words

  • role — W3 [rəul US roul] n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: rôle roll, role , from Old French rolle; ROLL2] 1.) the way in which someone or something is involved in an activity or situation, and how much influence they have on it role in ▪ the role… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Roll — Recorded as Role, Roll, Rule, Rolls, Rolles, Rolse, Rowles, and others as shown below, this is a medieval English surname which with the suffix s is a patronymic meaning son of . However its origins are both 11th century Norman French and pre 6th …   Surnames reference

  • role — /rohl/, n. 1. a part or character played by an actor or actress. 2. proper or customary function: the teacher s role in society. 3. Sociol. the rights, obligations, and expected behavior patterns associated with a particular social status. Also,… …   Universalium

  • role — or rôle [[t]roʊl[/t]] n. 1) cvb a part or character played by an actor, singer, or other performer 2) the proper or customary function of a person or thing 3) soc the rights, obligations, and expected behavior patterns associated with a… …   From formal English to slang

  • Roll of distinguished philatelists — Le Roll of Distinguished Philatelists (RDP, pour « Rôle des philatélistes distingués ») est une récompense philatélique britannique d importance internationale. Sommaire 1 Sélection 2 Historique 3 « Pères de la philatélie » …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roll over Beethoven — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Beethoven (homonymie). Roll over Beethoven Single par Chuck Berry Face B Drifting Heart Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roll over beethoven — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Beethoven (homonymie). Roll over Beethoven Single par Chuck Berry Face B Drifting Heart Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • role — (n.) part or character one takes, c.1600, from Fr. rôle part played by a person in life, lit. roll (of paper) on which an actor s part is written, from O.Fr. rolle (see ROLL (Cf. roll) (n.)). Role model first attested 1957 …   Etymology dictionary

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