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charade (shərād´), verbal, written, or acted representation of a word, its syllables, or a number of words. The object is to guess the idea being conveyed. Winthrop M. Praed wrote many of the well-known charades, and a good description of the acted charade is found in Thackeray's Vanity Fair. In the United States a charade acted in pantomime and having a set time limit was popular in the 1930s and 40s and remains a form of home amusement.

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charade

cha·rade / shəˈrād/ • n. an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance: talk of unity was nothing more than a charade. ∎  (charades) a game in which players guess a word or phrase from pantomimed clues.

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charade

charade XVIII. — F. — modPr. charrado conversation, f. charra, perh. of imit. orig.

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charade

charade See dance language.

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charade

charade See DANCE LANGUAGE.

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