parody, lampoon, spoof, sendup, mockery, takeoff, burlesque, travesty, charade, pasquinade, put-on(noun)
a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
Something apparently real but based on pretence/pretense.
She said she loved me but it was only a charade.
A party game in which players mime a word or phrase that the other players must try to guess.
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
Origin: [F. charade, cf. Pr. charrada long chat, It ciarlare to chat, whence E. charlatan.]
Charade is a 1963 American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The movie also features Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot, Ned Glass, and Jacques Marin. It spans three genres: suspense thriller, romance and comedy. Because Universal Pictures published the movie with an invalid copyright notice, the film entered the public domain in the United States immediately upon its release. The film is notable for its screenplay, especially the repartee between Grant and Hepburn, for having been filmed on location in Paris, for Henry Mancini's score and theme song, and for the animated titles by Maurice Binder. Charade has received generally positive reviews from critics, and was additionally noted to contain influences of genres such as whodunit, screwball and spy thriller; it has also been referred to as "the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made."
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
shar-äd′, n. a species of riddle, the subject of which is a word proposed for solution from an enigmatical description of its component syllables and of the whole—the charade is often acted. [Fr.; ety. dub. Littré gives Prov. charrada, chatter; Prof. Skeat quotes Sp. charrada, the speech of a clown.]
The numerical value of charade in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of charade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of charade in a Sentence
It's an exhausting charade.
' Happy Birthday' is finally free after 80 years, finally, the charade is over. It's unbelievable.
Doctor Oz charade is as completely unserious as his original joke of a letter written in five minutes.
Go f--k yourselves, the lot of you—you sad, attention-grabbing, power hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.
To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics, i hope that the American people will see though this charade.
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