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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.

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 actions
Translations of “charade”
in Vietnamese làm ngơ…
in Spanish farsa…
in Thai การแสร้ง, หลอกหลวง…
in Malaysian kepura-puraan…
in French parodie…
in German die Scharade…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作假, 顯而易見的作假, 明顯的偽裝…
in Indonesian sandiwara…
in Russian фарс…
in Turkish sahte, sırıtan davranış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作假, 显而易见的作假, 明显的伪装…
in Polish komedia…
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