The definition of a charade is an act or a pretense put on to make something appear different than what it is or a word or phrase that is acted out.(noun)
See charade in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < Prov charrada < charrar, to gossip, chatter: orig. echoic
See charade in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , probably from Provençal charrado, chat
Origin: , from charra, to chat, chatter
Origin: , perhaps from Italian ciarlare.
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