role

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role


Role is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Singular
role

Plural
roles

  1. The role of a person or thing is the job that they do in a certain situation.
    In the past twenty-five years the role of women on farms had changed dramatically.
    Music plays an important role in the movie.
  2. role is another word for a part in a theatrical work such as a play or a ballet
    Tamara Karsavina was the first to dance the role of the Firebird.
    I was cast in the role of the crazy old witch in the school play.