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  1. cha·rade
    IPA[SHəˈrād]
  2. noun

    • 1. an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance:

      talk of unity was nothing more than a charade
    • 2. a game in which players guess a word or phrase from pantomimed clues.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: charade, plural noun: charades

    • noun

      an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance:

      a game in which players guess a word or phrase from a written or acted clue given for each syllable and for the whole item.

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