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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.]
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charade

(ʃəˈrɑːd)
n
1. (Games, other than specified) an episode or act in the game of charades
2. chiefly Brit an absurd act; travesty
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cha•rade

(ʃəˈreɪd; esp. Brit. ʃəˈrɑd)

n.
1. charades, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which players act out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., often syllable by syllable, for members of their team to guess.
2. a word or phrase acted out in pantomime.
3. a blatant pretense or deception; travesty.
[1770–80; < French < Occitan charrado entertainment =charr(á) to chat, chatter (of expressive orig.) + -ado -ade1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charade - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous waycharade - a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
2.charade - a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
charades - player acts out a phrase for others to guess
word - a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning"
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charade

noun pretence, farce, parody, pantomime, fake They went through an elaborate charade of pretending they had never met before.
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charade

noun
The presentation of something false as true:
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Translations
تَظاهُر هَزَلي مَكْشوف
parodie
paradenummer
látaleikur, skopstæling
akivaizdi apgaulėšarada
farss

charade

[ʃəˈrɑːd] N (frm, pej) → payasada f, farsa f charades (= game) → charada f
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charade

[ʃəˈrɑːd]
n (= pretence) → mascarade f
to be a charade → être une mascarade charades
npl (= game) → charades fpl
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charade

nScharade f; (fig)Farce f, → Affentheater nt (inf)
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charade

[ʃəˈrɑːd] n
a. (pretence) → farsa
b. charades npl (game) → sciarada fsg
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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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