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Meaning of CHARADE

Pronunciation:  shu'reyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
  2. [n]  a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
 

CHARADE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: burlesque, lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
 
 See Also: caricature, charades, imitation, impersonation, word

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cha*rade"\, n. [F. charade, cf. Pr. charrada long chat,
It ciarlare to chat, whence E. charlatan.]
A verbal or acted enigma based upon a word which has two or
more significant syllables or parts, each of which, as well
as the word itself, is to be guessed from the descriptions or
representations.

 
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