A roll is a very small loaf of bread.
The soup is served with a roll and butter.
A roll of something such as cloth or paper is a long piece of it wrapped many times around itself or around a tube.
I bought a roll of wallpaper.
A role is one of the characters that an actor or singer plays in a film, play, opera, or musical.
She played the leading role in The Winter’s Tale.
Your role is also your position and what you do in a situation or society.
What is the role of the university in modern society?
He had played a major role in the formation of the United Nations.
Find out more in our English Usage article.
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