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CHARADE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does charade mean? 

CHARADE (noun)
  The noun CHARADE has 2 senses:

1. a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way
2. a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

  Familiarity information: CHARADE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHARADE (noun)


Sense 1charade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

spoof; sendup; put-on; pasquinade; parody; lampoon; charade; mockery; burlesque; travesty; takeoff

Hypernyms ("charade" is a kind of...):

caricature; imitation; impersonation (a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect)


Sense 2charade [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("charade" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)

Holonyms ("charade" is a part of...):

charades (player acts out a phrase for others to guess)


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