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ring–around–the–rosy

play
noun \ˌriŋ-ə-ˌrau̇n(d)-thə-ˈrō-zē\

Definition of ring–around–the–rosy

  1. :  a children's singing game in which players dance around in a circle and at a given signal drop to the ground —called also ring-a-rosy, \ˌriŋ-ə-ˈrō-zē\



1878

First Known Use of ring–around–the–rosy

1878

Variants of ring–around–the–rosy

also ring–around–a–rosy play \-ˌrau̇n-də-\

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