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riddle

noun [C]  us   /ˈrɪd·əl/

riddle noun [C] (QUESTION)

a question that has a surprising or amusing answer, or something that is a mystery or is hard to explain: Scholars have not completely solved the riddle of the sphinx.

riddle

verb [T]  us   /ˈrɪd·əl/

riddle verb [T] (MAKE HOLES)

to make a lot of holes in something: By the end of the game we had riddled the wall around the dartboard with a dozen little holes.
Translations of “riddle”
in Arabic أُحْجية, لُغْز…
in Korean 수수께끼…
in Malaysian teka-teki…
in French devinette…
in Turkish bilmece, muamma, esrar…
in Italian indovinello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問題, 謎, 謎語…
in Russian загадка, тайна…
in Polish zagadka…
in Vietnamese câu đố…
in Spanish adivinanza, acertijo…
in Portuguese charada, adivinhação…
in Thai ปริศนา…
in German das Rätsel…
in Catalan endevinalla, enigma…
in Japanese なぞなぞ…
in Indonesian teka-teki…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问题, 谜, 谜语…
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