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摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 8, 2022 is: riddle • \RID-ul\  • nou...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for March 8, 2022 is:

riddle • \RID-ul\  • noun

A 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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Examples:

"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."



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