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cha·rade

 (shə-rād′)
n.
1. Games
a. charades(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A game in which words or phrases are represented in pantomime, sometimes syllable by syllable, until they are guessed by the other players.
b. An episode in this game or a word or phrase so represented.
2. A readily perceived pretense; a travesty: went through the charade of a public apology.

[French, probably from Provençal charrado, chat, from charra, to chat, chatter, perhaps from Italian ciarlare.]

charades

(ʃəˈrɑːdz)
n
(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) a parlour game in which one team acts out each syllable of a word, the other team having to guess the word
[C18: from French charade entertainment, from Provençal charrado chat, from charra chatter, of imitative origin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charades - player acts out a phrase for others to guesscharades - player acts out a phrase for others to guess
guessing game - a game in which participants compete to identify some obscurely indicated thing
charade - a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
Translations
حَزاير تَمْثيليّه
šaráda
gæt og grimasser
kitalálósdi
látbragîsgáta
šaráda
sessiz filmsözcük bulma oyunu

charade

(ʃəˈraːd) , ((American) ʃəˈreid) noun
a piece of ridiculous pretence which is so obvious that it does not deceive anyone.
chaˈrades noun singular
a game in which each syllable of a word, and then the whole word, is acted and the audience has to guess the word.
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Indian board's official Twitter handle posted a video of Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja doing the 'heads up challenge', which looked like a game of dumb charades. While Jadeja and Rohit play the guessing game, India captain Virat Kohli was present close by.
The group spent about six hours at the Barka farm house and had a fun-filled day by playing cricket, Tug of War, volley ball, swimming, football, music, antakshari, Housie and dumb charades organised by social club coordinator Satish Chander.
Informals (Movie quiz, Dumb Charades, Situational Songs, Whistling and so on).