Definition of charade :
A verbal or acted enigma based upon a word which has two or more significant syllables or parts, each of which, as well as the word itself, is to be guessed from the descriptions or representations.
farce, jeering, jeer, mockery, farce comedy, caper, scoffing, true, parody, burlesque, put on, honest, humbug, trick, fraudulence, joke, deception, lampoon, travesty, hoax, spoof, antic, pasquinade, takeoff, mimicry, make-believe, pantomime, dupery, sendup, fake, prank, scoff
pretension (part of speech: noun)
claim, forgery, falseness, front, facade, masquerade, device, gimmick, fraud, impersonation, pose, deceit, show, mannerism, affectation, imitation, counterfeit, stage, imposture, cover, bluff, air, ostentation, pretense, guise, pretension, disguise, artificiality, fakery
- The clue to it, which one and another fancies he has found, is but a new enigma; and it is equally mysterious that there should be men who are forced to rack their brains about this mystery until their hearts break, while others have never a sleepless moment, but await the solution as patiently as the answer to a charade which is to appear 'in our next number. - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
- Well, perchance you can dance- sing a song- Make a speech- tell a story, or plan a charade. - "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- Now the dislike with which Miss Kennedy had received the change of companions in this charade by no means lessened as the play went on. - "Wych Hazel", Susan and Anna Warner.