role [roul](n) – a part in a play, movie or show played by a person
Tina played the role of the queen in our school play.
- a function played by a person, group or thing
Tom is playing a leading role in our team.
Stone, metal, wood, clay, and papyrus have all played the role of a writing material at one time or another.
roll [roul](n) – a small piece of bread for one person: eaten plain, with butter, or as a light meal filled with cheese, meat, etc.
I'm very hungry, so I'm going to rub some butter all over this roll and eat it immediately.
- a list of names of people
Please, wait a minute. They are going to call the roll soon.
The main form for the ancient works of literature was the papyrus roll.
roll (v) – to turn over and over (rolling down a hill)
The children were rolling down the hill when their mother arrived.
The boy kicked the boll, it rolled and hit the wall.
- to turn something (for example paper) into a tube
The newspaper I bought this morning was folled.
His grandfather rolled his own cigarettes.
- to rotate
The ballet dancer rolled so beautifully.
The kids were laughing while the top was rolling on the floor.
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