Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of charade.
  • n. A game in which participants act out a word or phrase without talking for others to guess.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. player acts out a phrase for others to guess

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Examples

  • And they came to the beautiful house and made merry, played "guessing words" -- what we call charades, quite a new thing then -- and it made no end of merriment.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

  • When we appear to be no more than holodeck characters, it will be very difficult to maintain charades like dualism.

    The Memory Hole

  • If I don’t get the language right away, it’s okay, charades is cross-cultural

    Jenni's life at the moment

  • Hollywood types play a variation called running charades, which is like a charades relay race, running from room to room.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • One of the best actors in the charades was our father.

    Memorials of a southern planter,

  • Try charades, which is a real eye opener about children's personalities.

    Cayman Net News Daily Headlines

  • What we have to figure out how to do is to have a system that offers enough encouragement and assistance in real terms, not the kind of charades that we've seen over the last 12 years.

    'We Are All In This Together'

  • But Julie is no less dismissive of what she calls the "charades" of the likes of T.E. Lawrence and Hester Stanhope.

    Awakening

  • Some of these "charades" have been collected and printed for private circulation.

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends

  • Well, I don't go there because even the simplest question is met with a blank stare and you have to go into a "charades" mode to get an answer.

    chron.com Chronicle

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