charades charades  /ʃə ˈreɪdz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) player acts out a phrase for others to guess

Usage(s):

  1. She is Christmas carols in the snow, a companion by the fire, a laughing clown at charades, a girl to read poetry to on a cold winter's night.
  2. Early in its career Cornell vowed: no more charades.
  3. Our first night in the woods, we suggested playing charades, and it became our hilarious nightly ritual.

News

  1. Snooping metadata is legal

    The debate about the NSA spying program feels like a bad game of charades. Members of Congress and leaders of three-letter agencies keep saying how much they welcome public debate about spying, then immediately regretting that they're unable to talk in public about it. Winks and ear pulls follow.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MSN

  2. Big Brother may not be listening, but he's watching: Why metadata snooping is legal

    The debate about the NSA spying program feels like a bad game of charades. Members of Congress and leaders of three-letter agencies keep saying how much they welcome public debate about spying, then immediately regretting that they're unable to talk in public about it. Winks and ear pulls follow. But one phrase has permeated the discussion over and over.“Nobody is listening to your phone calls ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. In announcing the end of the emergency Friday, Arroyo said, "It is important for our political opponents and the opportunists to stop this nuisance to our economy and embarrassment to the Philippines caused by these useless charades."
    on Mar 3, 2006 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Somewhere along the line, throughout these charades, this job-creating, tax-cutting, loophole-closing bill has become a political football and that is really too bad," Reid said in comments on the Senate floor. "The debate is focused on...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Harry Reid Source: The Hill (blog)

  3. "One is the charades scene, when Dr. Frankenstein is being choked to death by the Monster. Igor finally gets his meaning and shouts 'Sedagive! Give him a sedagive!'," says Brooks. "The second scene is when the Monster stumbles into the poor...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Mel Brooks Source: San Jose Mercury News

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