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Definition of riddle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a question that is difficult to understand, and that has a surprising answer, that you ask someone as a game Stop talking in riddles (= saying things that are confusing) —say what you mean. to solve the riddle of the Sphinx
  2. 2a mysterious event or situation that you cannot explain synonym mystery the riddle of her husband's murder
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: riddle

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