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role

noun [C]  us   /roʊl/

role noun [C] (DUTY)

the duty or use that someone or something usually has or is expected to have: Bouchard hopes to play a pivotal/major/key role in Quebec’s future.

role noun [C] (REPRESENTATION)

the person whom an actor represents in a movie or play: Astin plays the role of Radford, the store’s owner.
Translations of “role”
in Korean (극이나 영화의) 배역, 역할…
in Arabic دَوْر…
in Portuguese papel…
in Catalan paper…
in Japanese (芝居や映画の)役, (果たすべき)役割, 役目…
in Italian ruolo, parte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職責, 地位, 作用…
in Russian роль…
in Turkish görev, rol, yer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 职责, 地位, 作用…
in Polish rola…
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