DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compound of schim +‎ -en- +‎ spel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsxɪ.mə(n)ˌspɛl/
  • Hyphenation: schim‧men‧spel

NounEdit

schimmenspel n (plural schimmenspelen)

  1. A shadow play.
  2. (figuratively) A shady, suspicious situation or turn of events.