how to pronounce charade


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meanings of charade


  1. A genre of riddles where the clues to the answer are descriptions or puns on its syllables, with a final clue to the whole.
  2. A play resembling the game charades, particularly due to poor acting.
  3. A deception or pretense, originally an absurdly obvious one but now in general use.
  4. A single round of the game charades, an acted form of the earlier riddles.


  1. To act out a charade (of); to gesture; to pretend.

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