1. plural form of charade

charades (uncountable)

  1. A game in which each player acts out a word or phrase, usually based on puns of each syllable and without speaking, for the others to guess.
    • 1909, Booth Tarkington, Beasley's Christmas Party
      […] it looked like a house where they played charades, where there would be long streamers of evergreen and dozens of wreaths of holly at Christmas-time, where there were tearful, happy weddings and great throwings of rice after little brides […]
  • (game) acting charades, dumb charades (obsolete)
  • French: mime
  • German: Scharade, pantomimisches Ratespiel
  • Portuguese: mímica
  • Russian: шара́да

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