Meaning of charade
Pronunciation: (shu-rād' esp. Brit. shu-räd'), [key]
- a game in which the players are typically divided into two teams, members of which take turns at acting out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., which the members of their own team must guess.
- a word or phrase acted out in this game.
- a blatant pretense or deception, esp. something so full of pretense as to be a travesty.
- charade (Thesaurus)