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rolenoun [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.
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"role" in British English

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rolenoun [C]

uk   /rəʊl/ us   /roʊl/
  • role noun [C] (ACTING)

B1 an actor's part in a film or play: She's got a leading/supporting role in the school play. She plays the role of a crooked lawyer.

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(Definition of role from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “role”
in Arabic دَوْر…
in Korean (극이나 영화의) 배역, 역할…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 职责, 地位, 作用…
in Turkish görev, rol, yer…
in Russian роль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 職責, 地位, 作用…
in Italian ruolo, parte…
in Polish rola…
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