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(Definition of riddle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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riddlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈrɪd·əl/
  • riddle noun [C] (QUESTION)

a ​question that has a ​surprising or ​amusinganswer, or something that is a ​mystery or is hard to ​explain: Scholars have not ​completelysolved the riddle of the ​sphinx.

riddleverb [T]

 us   /ˈrɪd·əl/
  • riddle verb [T] (MAKE HOLES)

to make a lot of ​holes in something: By the end of the ​game we had riddled the ​wall around the dartboard with a ​dozen little ​holes.
(Definition of riddle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “riddle”
in Korean 수수께끼…
in Arabic أُحْجية, لُغْز…
in Malaysian teka-teki…
in French devinette…
in Russian загадка, тайна…
in Chinese (Traditional) 問題, 謎, 謎語…
in Italian indovinello…
in Turkish bilmece, muamma, esrar…
in Polish zagadka…
in Spanish adivinanza, acertijo…
in Vietnamese câu đố…
in Portuguese charada, adivinhação…
in Thai ปริศนา…
in German das Rätsel…
in Catalan endevinalla, enigma…
in Japanese なぞなぞ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 问题, 谜, 谜语…
in Indonesian teka-teki…
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