alphabet

Riddle

Definition of riddle:

part of speech: verb

To make riddles: to speak obscurely.

part of speech: noun

An enigma; puzzle.

part of speech: verb

To separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff: to make full of holes like a riddle, as with shot.

part of speech: noun

A puzzling question; enigma; mystery; a coarse sieve.

part of speech: noun

A large sieve for separating coarser materials from finer.

part of speech: verb

To make a riddle; speak enigmatically.

part of speech: verb

To explain; solve; to sift through a coarse sieve; to pierce with holes; as, the ship was riddled by shot.

part of speech: noun

A coarse sieve.

part of speech: verb

To solve, as a riddle.

part of speech: noun

An obscure description of something which the hearer is asked to name: a puzzling question: an enigma.

part of speech: verb

To sift with a riddle; pierce with many holes.

part of speech: verb

To speak with doubtful meaning, as in riddles.

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