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charadenoun

uk   /ʃəˈrɑːd/ us   /ʃəˈreɪd/
  • 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
(Definition of charade from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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charadenoun [C]

us   /ʃəˈreɪd/
an act or event that is obviously false, although represented as true: From the beginning we knew who would get the job – the interviews were just a charade.
(Definition of charade from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “charade”
in Spanish farsa…
in Vietnamese làm ngơ…
in Malaysian kepura-puraan…
in Thai การแสร้ง, หลอกหลวง…
in French parodie…
in German die Scharade…
in Chinese (Simplified) 作假, 显而易见的作假, 明显的伪装…
in Turkish sahte, sırıtan davranış…
in Russian фарс…
in Indonesian sandiwara…
in Chinese (Traditional) 作假, 顯而易見的作假, 明顯的偽裝…
in Polish komedia…
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