[ awr-bi-suhn ]
/ ˈɔr bɪ sən /
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Roy, 1936–88, U.S. rock and roll singer and songwriter.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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British Dictionary definitions for Orbison
/ (ˈɔːbɪsən) /
Roy (Kelton). 1936–89, US pop singer and songwriter. His records include the singles "Only the Lonely" (1960) and "Oh Pretty Woman" (1964) and the album Mystery Girl (1989)
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