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Meaning of "ring-a-ring-a-roses" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RING-A-RING-A-ROSES

ring-a-ring-a-roses  [ˌrɪŋəˌrɪŋəˈrəʊzɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RING-A-RING-A-ROSES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ring-A-Ring-A-Roses is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RING-A-RING-A-ROSES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ring-a-ring-a-roses in the English dictionary

The definition of ring-a-ring-a-roses in the dictionary is a children's game in which a song is sung together, at the end of which the players all fall down. Other definition of ring-a-ring-a-roses is the song sung in this game.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RING-A-RING-A-ROSES


assizes
əˈsaɪzɪz
bizzies
ˈbɪzɪz
blazes
ˈbleɪzɪz
busies
ˈbɪzɪz
dizzies
ˈdɪzɪz
elevenses
ɪˈlɛvənzɪz
exercises
ˈɛksəˌsaɪzɪz
fezzes
ˈfezɪz
floozies
ˈfluːzɪz
fourses
ˈfɔːzɪz
frenzies
ˈfrenzɪz
Joneses
ˈdʒəʊnzɪz
Menzies
ˈmɛnzɪz
Moses
ˈməʊzɪz
phrensies
ˈfrenzɪz
Tassies
ˈtæzɪz
tizzies
ˈtɪzɪz
zizz
zɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RING-A-RING-A-ROSES

ring road
ring rot
ring spanner
ring taw
ring the bell
ring the changes
ring true
ring up
ring up the curtain
ring-dyke
ring-fence
ring-in
ring-necked
ring-necked parakeet
ring-necked pheasant
ring-pull
ring-shout
ring-tailed
ring-tailed cat
ring-tailed lemur

WORDS THAT END LIKE RING-A-RING-A-ROSES

a bed of roses
amphiarthroses
aponeuroses
arterioscleroses
atheroscleroses
bed of roses
diarthroses
enarthroses
hydronephroses
hyperhidroses
metachroses
myelofibroses
neuroses
pseudarthroses
pseudoarthroses
psychoneuroses
scleroses
soroses
synarthroses
to all intents and purposes
trophoneuroses

Synonyms and antonyms of ring-a-ring-a-roses in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ring-a-ring-a-roses» into 25 languages

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Find out the translation of ring-a-ring-a-roses to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ring-a-ring-a-roses from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ring-a-ring-a-roses» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

环A环-A-玫瑰花
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

-a- ring ring -a -roses
570 millions of speakers

English

ring-a-ring-a-roses
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रिंग एक अंगूठी एक से गुलाब
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خاتم واحد في حلقة واحد في الورود
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кольцо -кольцо -а- розы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ring -a- Ring-a -rosas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রিং-এ-রিং-এ-গোলাপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

anneau -a -ring -a- roses
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ring-a-ring-a-roses
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ring -a -ring- a- Rosen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

リング·リング·バラ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고리- 고리- 장미
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ring-a-ring-a-roses
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vòng một vòng một hoa hồng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மோதிரம் ஒரு மோதிரம் ஒரு ரோஜாக்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रिंग-अ-रिंग-ए-गुलास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

halka bir halka-a-güller
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ring- a- ring- a -roses
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pierścień-ring -a -roses
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кільце - кільце - а- троянди
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inel - un - inel -a- trandafiri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δακτύλιος - Α-δακτυλίου -α- τριαντάφυλλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ring -a- ring -a- rose
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ring - a - ring -a- rosor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ring -a - Ring-a - roser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ring-a-ring-a-roses

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RING-A-RING-A-ROSES»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ring-a-ring-a-roses

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RING-A-RING-A-ROSES»

Discover the use of ring-a-ring-a-roses in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ring-a-ring-a-roses and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Lexical Analysis: Norms and Exploitations
But then Wierzbicka might say that ring-a-ring-a-roses, a procedure that concludes with all participants voluntarily and predictably falling down, is not a ' true game'. At this point, we have passed into the realm of self-fulfilling prophecies. If it is a ...
Patrick Hanks, 2013
2
Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time
6 Wittgenstein uses it to talk about a conceptual elasticity that classifies tennis, chess, and ring-a-ring-a-roses under the same heading—“games”—constituting this as a “family,” with a largely undefined and infinitely expandable membership.
Wai Chee Dimock, 2008
3
Reading, Writing and Phonics Too
Now point and say the words line by line. Point and say ring and the rhyming word sing. Point and say each line with expression. Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses Ring-a -ring-a-roses A pocket full of posies A tissue! A tissue! We all fall down! L Have your ...
Jim Wilsford, 2004
4
The Chronicles Of Gildas
... toll has been estimated between 75 and 200 million souls. The desease was characterised by a livid red rash (a ring of roses) and fits of sneezing and a choking cough. This gave rise to the nusery rhyme 'Ring a Ring a Roses' Ollerton .
John Henson
5
Wittgenstein and Plato: Connections, Comparisons and Contrasts
For the Wittgenstein of the Philosophical Investigations there are no essences; for example, between the various games or the various types of number there is not something in common; something that makes ring-a-ring-a-roses (like any ...
Luigi Perissinotto, Begoña Ramón Cámara, 2013
6
Living With Grief: Children, Adolescents and Loss
They are chanting a variant of the very familiar rhyme: “Ring-a-ring—a roses, all fall down! Ring-a— ring-a roses, all...” The game is interrupted by the excited entry of other children, one of whom shouts to Marie's child, "Hey, your mother is  ...
Kenneth J. Doka, 2013
7
Walking with Shadows: Super Scripts
... the tune of 'Ring a ring a roses'. SHADOWS Ring a ring a roses A pocket full of posies Atishoo, atishoo We all fall down As she reaches the encf of her game, Lorna explodes 11.
Ben Myers, 2002
8
Young Children and Racial Justice: Taking Action for Racial ...
... class are playing ring-a-ring-a-roses with their teacher. Felicity, who is four years old and white, refuses to hold Paul's hand. Paul is black. The teacher tries to encourage Felicity to hold Paul's hand but she won't. The teacher holds Paul's  ...
Jane Lane, 2008
9
Mother Goose of Yesteryear
... put Humpty together again. The Ella Dolbear Lee Mother Goose M. A. Donohue&Co., 1918 Artist: Ella Dolbear Lee RING-A^RING-A-ROSES Ring-a- ring-a-roses, A pocketful of posies; Hush-hush-hush-hush Well all tumble. RIOTETIME 95.
Kissinger, Barbara A
10
Stuck Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Seven Steps to Getting Un-Stuck
Seven Steps to Getting Un-Stuck Deborah Johnson. cHAPtER 17 IdeNtIFYthetoxINs Ring-a-ring-a-roses, A pocket full of posies Ashes! Ashes! We all fall down. The first printing of the “Ring-a-Roses” rhyme was in Kate. 64 Catherine (Kate) ...
Deborah Johnson, 2013

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RING-A-RING-A-ROSES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ring-a-ring-a-roses is used in the context of the following news items.
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Closer review – Marber's 90s passion play still stirs
... is not so much daisy chain as ring-a-ring-a-roses: it shows love as a fever and a plague spot. It became famous as a dating and a break-up play: people took ... «The Guardian, Mar 15»
2
Why our rainbow roundabout isn't such a bright idea
“The other night I saw a father and his daughter looking at the roundabout and she was sort of playing ring-a-ring-a-roses around it and skipping around it.”. «The Advertiser, Jan 15»
3
Were you shocked to see Pixie Lott booted out of Strictly Come …
Just those big elfin grins before a final a game of ring-a-ring-a-roses. Good on you both. Wipes tear from own eye. And what did our Barnstaple ballroom dance ... «North Devon Journal, Dec 14»
4
Rio's Olympic mascots look a bit like Pokemon
What this reminds us of, more than anything else, is a trio of those sticky-handed men you get in party bags, playing ring-a-ring-a-roses. (This might just be us.). «CityMetric, Dec 14»
5
'Is this the forgotten thalidomide?'
“Kids can be incredibly cruel. I'd get called all sorts of things – 'funny fingers', 'spazzy hands'. We'd play ring-a-ring-a-roses and nobody would want to be next to ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 14»
6
Summer fun in the sun: Childhood games of yesteryear vs how …
Some of my favorite outdoor, sunny day games were hopscotch, marbles, jump-rope, footsie, tug-of-war, round doves, cricket, soccer, ring-a-ring-a-roses, just to ... «allvoices, Jun 12»

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