how to pronounce charade


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the above transcription of charade is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

charade is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of charade in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… science diversity charade as I discuss …”

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.

charade frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word charade occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics charade can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that charade can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to charade


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