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English definition of “riddle”

riddle

noun (QUESTION)    /ˈrɪd.l̩/
[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 gameConfusion, confusing and feeling confused [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.Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impedingConfusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of riddle noun (QUESTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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