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role

role

 
pronunciation:
rol
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the character played by an actor.
The role of Hamlet is a challenge for any actor.
 
synonyms:
part
definition 2: a part played by a person or thing.
She was happy with her role as a mother.The role of salt in food is to bring out the taste.
synonyms:
capacity, identity
similar words:
function, hand, part, place
Homophone Note
The words role and roll (to turn over) sound alike but have different meanings.
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