The definition of a rebus is a puzzle where you have to guess a phrase that you derive or determine using a combination of pictures and words.(noun)
An example of a rebus is when you are given the word: "T_RN" and need to guess a phrase from this (the phrase to guess is "No U Turn.").
See rebus in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr rébus < L, abl. pl. of res, thing (see real), lit., (meaning indicated) by things
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noun pl. re·bus·es
Origin: From Latin rēbus
Origin: , ablative pl. of rēs, thing; see rē- in Indo-European roots.
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