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Definition of "rôle" []

  • A character or part played by a performer. (noun)
  • The characteristic and expected social behavior of an individual. (noun)
  • A function or position. See Synonyms at function. (noun)
  • Linguistics The function of a word or construction, as in a sentence. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rôle" in a sentence
  • "Although he is yet to find an €œauthor-backed role€ and dislikes having to audition after proving himself, Tanay is lucky for having retained a foothold in Bollywood by playing the young Shah Rukh in Karan Johar€ ™ s My Name Is Khan. €œHe had auditioned for the role much before Slumdog but Karan Johar insisted he wanted him after Slumdog€ ™ s success, € says Tejal, who will not hire a professional manager lest he overbook her son."
  • "The term role model is grossly, grossly overused these days."
  • "Recently available from the Criterion Collection, it stars Robert Mitchum in the title role, meaning that he's not a hero, not even an anti-hero, just a victim of circumstance."