Word of the Day – Riddle

Word of the Day : March 8, 2022


noun RID-ul

What It Means

riddle is a mystifying, misleading, or puzzling question posed as a problem to be solved or guessed. It can also be something or someone difficult to understand.

// A rebus is a riddle that is made up of a representation of syllables or words by using pictures or symbols.

// The new employee doesn’t share many details about his background and personal life, so he remains something of a riddle.

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RIDDLE in Context

“Here’s a riddle …: How many months have 28 days? Now I know that most of you, without hesitation would say, ‘February!’ But that would not exactly be true. Remember, this is a riddle. The correct answer is: ‘All of them!'” — The Grand Haven (Michigan) Tribune, 9 Feb. 2022

Did You Know?

Riddle comes from an Old English word meaning “opinion” or “conjecture” that is related to a verb meaning “to interpret.”