ring-a-ring o' roses


ring-a-ring o' roses
ring-a-ring o' roses 7 [ˌrɪŋ ə rɪŋ ə ˈrəʊzɪz] [ˌrɪŋ ə rɪŋ ə ˈroʊzɪz] (BrE) (NAmE ˌring around the ˈrosy ; ) noun uncountable
a singing game played by children, in which the players hold hands and dance in a circle, falling down at the end of the song
 
Word Origin:
[ring-a-ring o' roses] said to refer to the inflamed (“rose-coloured”) ring of buboes, symptomatic of the plague; the final part of the game is symbolic of death.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Ring a ring o' roses — Ring a ring o ros|es BrE Ring around the rosy AmE a children s singing game in which the children join hands and dance round in a circle singing: Ring a ring o roses/A pocket full of posies/A tishoo! A tishoo!/We all fall down. People believe it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ring a Ring o' Roses — Infobox Standard title=Ring a Ring o Roses comment= image size= caption=Musical variations of Ring a Ring o Roses , Alice Gomme, 1898. [Gomme, The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland , p. 108.] writer= composer=Traditional… …   Wikipedia

  • Ring a Ring o’ Roses — a traditional children’s song and game in which the players join hands and dance in a circle singing, then pretend to sneeze, and fall down on the last line. The words are: Ring a ring o’ roses, A pocket full of posies, A tishoo! A tishoo! We all …   Universalium

  • Ring-a-Ring-a-Roses —    Children s singing game, known throughout the English speaking world, and with many continental analogues. Nowadays, the game tends to be one of the first taught to children by adults, rather than being learnt from other children, and is… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • ring-a-ring o' roses — noun a children s singing game in which players hold hands and dance in a circle, falling down at the end of the song. Origin said to refer to the inflamed (‘rose coloured’) ring of buboes, symptomatic of the plague …   English new terms dictionary

  • ring around the rosy — ring a ring o roses 7 [ˌrɪŋ ə rɪŋ ə ˈrəʊzɪz] [ˌrɪŋ ə rɪŋ ə ˈroʊzɪz] (BrE) (NAmE ˌring around the ˈrosy ; ) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ring-around-the-rosy — Ring a|round the ros|y →↑ring a ring o roses …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Ring frei (сингл) — «Ring frei» Сингл …   Википедия

  • ring aring of roses, a pocketfull of posies, atishoo, atishoo, all fall down — Meaning Verse from a nursery rhyme. Origin From the playground rhyme. Often reported as referring to the Black Death (the bubonic plague in mediaeval Europe). The plausible sounding theory has it that the ring is the ring or sores around the… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Get in the Ring — Song infobox Name = Get in the Ring Artist = Guns N Roses Album = Use Your Illusion II Released = September 17, 1991 track no = 5 Recorded = A , Record Plant Studios, Studio 56, Image Recording, Conway Studios Metalworks Recording Studios 1990… …   Wikipedia


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