how to pronounce charades


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the above transcription of charades 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.

charades is pronounced in two syllables

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

“… poop or an indoor game charades spin …”

meanings of charades


  1. Plural of charade.
  2. A game in which each player acts out a word or phrase, usually based on puns of each syllable and without speaking, for the others to guess.

charades frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word charades occurs in english on average 0.4 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 charades 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 charades can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) leisure and entertainment;

words with pronunciation similar to charades


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