Meaning of “role” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /rəʊl/

B2 the job someone or something has in a particular situation:

This part of the brain plays an important role in learning.

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B1 a part in a play or film:

In his latest movie, he plays the role of a violent gangster.
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(Definition of “role” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)