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English definition of “roll”

roll

verb (SOUND)    /rəʊl/ US  /roʊl/
[I] to make a continuous, repeated, deep sound: The drums rolled as the acrobat walked along the tightrope.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact [T] If you roll your r's, you pronounce them with your tongue moving quickly and repeatedly against the top of the mouth: The Italians roll their r's.Ways of speaking
(Definition of roll verb (SOUND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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