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noun [countable] roll pronunciation in American English /roʊl/
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  1. 1
    a long piece of film, paper, carpet, etc., rolled into the shape of a tube
    roll of:

    We used ten rolls of wallpaper.

    The professionals are used to moving heavy rolls of carpet around.

  2. 2
    bread in the form of a small round or long shape

    a buttered roll

  3. 3
    [usually singular] the action of turning over or of rolling from side to side

    The constant roll of the ship made her sick.

  4. 4
    an official list of names, especially one that is used in a school
    call/take the roll:

    The teacher called the roll and checked off the names one by one.

    See also honor roll
  5. 5
    a continuous low sound made by drums or thunder
  6. 6
    a thick layer of skin or fat, usually around someone’s neck or waist

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