since 1997, the world's premier FREE website for learners + teachers of English
Get your 7 Secrets FREE

vital role

This page is about the collocation vital role

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a very important role

For example

  • Teachers play a vital role in the lives of our young people.

  • Mahatma Gandhi's role in India's struggle against British rule was absolutely vital.

Note:
For the most important acting role in a play, movie or TV show, use "leading role" or "starring role".

Quick Quiz

Who plays a vital role in the making of a movie?

a. a film critic

b. a role model

c. a movie director

Contributor: Matt Errey