how to pronounce role


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the above transcription of role is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

role is pronounced in two syllables

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video examples of role pronunciation

An example use of role in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… but not the starring role but what about …”

meaning of role

Role is a noun that means a part that is played by a person in a play, movie, or other performance.

role frequency in english - A1 level of CEFR

the word role occurs in english on average 182.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics role can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that role can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) leisure and entertainment;

4) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to role


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