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) \ or ring-a-rosy \ ˌriŋ-​ə-​ˈrō-​zē \

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

First Known Use of ring-around-the-rosy

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Ring-around-the-rosy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-around-the-rosy. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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