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charade

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Borrowing from French charade, of disputed origin.

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charade (plural charades)

  1. A specific kind of riddle in which a word or phrase to find is split in several parts that can each be guessed from a verbal clue.
  2. (in plural) A party game in which players mime a word, phrase, or name that the other players must try to guess.
  3. Something apparently real but based on pretence/pretense.
    She said she loved me but it was only a charade.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably from Occitan charrado, from charrá (to chat).

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NounEdit

charade f (plural charades)

  1. charade (kind of riddle)
  2. Something bizarre or hard to understand.
    Cet ouvrage est une vraie charade.
    This book is really hard to understand, to follow.

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