Definition of charade:
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)
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.
- "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
- "Wych Hazel", Susan and Anna Warner.