Riddle – meaning of the word and examples

A type of question that describes something in a difficult and confusing way and has a clever or funny answer. often asked as a game. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Something that is confusing or a problem that is difficult to solve. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A person or thing that is difficult to understand or explain. (Oxford Dictionaries)

riddle is a puzzle or joke in which you ask a question that seems to be nonsense but which has a clever or amusing answer. (Collins Dictionary)

You can describe something as a riddle if people have been trying to understand or explain it but have not been able to. (Collins Dictionary)

A mystifying, misleading, or puzzling question posed as a problem to be solved or guessed Conundrum, Enigma. (Merriam – Webster)

Something or someone difficult to understand. (Merriam – Webster)


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