ring-around-the-rosy

noun
\ ˌriŋ-ə-ˌrau̇n(d)-t͟hə-ˈrō-zē How to pronounce ring-around-the-rosy (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ring-around-a-rosy \ ˌriŋ-​ə-​ˌrau̇n-​də-​ˈrō-​zē How to pronounce ring-around-a-rosy (audio) \

Definition of ring-around-the-rosy

: 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\

First Known Use of ring-around-the-rosy

1878, in the meaning defined above

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