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Definition of charade noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a situation in which people pretend that something is true when it clearly is not synonym pretense Their whole marriage had been a charade—they had never loved each other.
  2. 2charades [uncountable] a game in which one player acts out a word or title and the other players try to guess what it is Let's play charades.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: charade