how to pronounce roller


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roller is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… go on set the roller coaster again like …”

meanings of roller


  1. A large rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch.
  2. A person who rolls something, such as cigars or molten metal.
  3. A large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast.
  4. (heading) A bird.
  5. The cylinder snakes, small ground snakes of the genus Cylindrophis.
  6. A breed or variety of roller pigeon that rolls (i.e. tumbles or somersaults) backwards (compare Penson roller, Birmingham roller, tumbler).
  7. Any rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure.
  8. A long wide bandage used in surgery.
  9. Any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks.
  10. (heading) Anything that rolls.
  11. A throw which involves the player throwing the disc in a way that makes it roll, by that being able to travel further than if thrown in the air. Only used on holes with open areas with short or no grass.
  12. An agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth.
  13. A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
  14. A dung beetle that rolls dung into balls.
  15. A roller towel.
  16. A Rolls-Royce car.
  17. Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves, especially those in family Tortricidae.
  18. One of a set of rolling cylinders allowing a rider to practise balance while training indoors.
  19. One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair.
  20. A police patrol car or patrolman (rather than an unmarked police car or a detective).
  21. A padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting.
  22. A roll of titles or credits played over film or video; television or film credits.
  23. A wheelchair user.
  24. A cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink.


  1. To roller skate.

roller frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word roller occurs in english on average 4.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics roller 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 roller can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to roller


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