browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
charade

more about charade

charade


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charade  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charade 
  n  1:  a  composition  that  imitates  somebody's  style  in  a  humorous 
  way  [syn:  {parody},  {lampoon},  {spoof},  {sendup},  {mockery}, 
  {takeoff},  {burlesque},  {travesty},  {pasquinade}] 
  2:  a  word  acted  out  in  an  episode  of  the  game  of  charades 




more about charade