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rid·dle

riddle

 
pronunciation:
rI dl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a puzzling, tricky, and often funny question asked as a game or as a test of one's thinking skills.
Here is a riddle: When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar.
definition 2: any question, problem, person, or thing that is difficult to figure out.
How our dog found us hundreds of miles from home is a riddle.That shy boy is a riddle to me.
synonyms:
mystery, puzzle