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English definition of “charade”

charade

noun uk   /ʃəˈrɑːd/ us    /-ˈreɪd/

charade noun (FALSE SITUATION)

[C] an act or event that is clearly false: Everyone knew who was going to get the job from the start - the interviews were just a charade.Lies, lying and hypocrisyDishonest people

charade noun (GAME)

charades [U] a team game in which each member tries to communicate to the others a particular word or phrase that they have been given, by expressing each syllable or word using silent actionsMiscellaneous games and activities
(Definition of charade from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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