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riddle

noun uk   us   /ˈrɪd.l̩/

riddle noun (QUESTION)

[C] a type of question that describes something in a difficult and confusing way and has a clever or funny answer, often asked as a game [C usually singular] something that is confusing, or a problem that is difficult to solve: Scientists may have solved the riddle of Saturn's rings.

riddle

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈrɪd.l̩/
to make a lot of holes in something: The anti-aircraft guns riddled the plane's wings with bullets.
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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