Meaning of “charade” in the English Dictionary

"charade" in British English

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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)

"charade" in American English

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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)