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role British & World English

An actor’s part in a play, film, etc.

rôle in role British & World English

An actor’s part in a play, film, etc.

sex role British & World English

The role or behaviour learned by a person as appropriate to their sex, determined by the prevailing cultural norms

role model British & World English

A person looked to by others as an example to be imitated

theta role British & World English

another term for thematic role.

title role British & World English

The part in a play or film from which the work’s title is taken

role playing British & World English

The acting out or performance of a particular role, either consciously (as a technique in psychotherapy or training) or unconsciously, in accordance with the perceived expectations of society as regards a person’s behaviour in a particular context

role reversal British & World English

A situation in which someone adopts a role the reverse of that which they normally assume in relation to someone else, who typically assumes their role in exchange

thematic role British & World English

(In Chomskyan linguistics) any of a set of semantic roles that a noun phrase may have in relation to a verb, for example agent, patient, location, source, or goal

role-playing game British & World English

A game in which players take on the roles of imaginary characters who engage in adventures, typically in a particular fantasy setting overseen by a referee

role play in role playing British & World English

The acting out or performance of a particular role, either consciously (as a technique in psychotherapy or training) or unconsciously, in accordance with the perceived expectations of society as regards a person’s behaviour in a particular context

multirole British & World English

(Chiefly of an aircraft) capable of performing several roles

role English Thesaurus

he had a small role in Coppola's ‘Dracula’

role English-Spanish

papel m

role-play English-Spanish

hacer* teatro improvisado

star role in star English-Spanish

papel m estelar

title role in title English-Spanish

papelde la obra del mismo nombre

role reversal in reversal English-Spanish

inversión de papeles

to understudy a role in understudy English-Spanish

aprenderse un papel para poder reemplazar a un actor en caso de necesidad

title/star/leading/supporting role in role English-Spanish

papel protagónico/estelar/principal/secundario

the role that brought her stardom in stardom English-Spanish

el papel que la lanzó al estrellato

that role was his ticket to fame in ticket English-Spanish

ese papel fue su pasaporte a la fama


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