Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Riddle"

The meaning of "Riddle" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I had a riddle like "I have thousands of ears,but I'm a terrible listener. What am I?" and a hint was "It's a maze of full of maize". The answer was 'cornfield' but I couldn't get the meaning of this..why the cornfield has ear..?and what for maze&maize..? mean?
A: When corn is on the cob (not individual pieces) we call it an ear of corn. A maze is like a labyrinth and maize is the original word for corn. So a cornfield is a labyrinth full of ears of corn.
Q: What does riddle with corruption mean?
A: When something is riddled with corruption it means that it is made more difficult by it. It is hard to explain.
Q: What does I'm in riddles. mean?
A: that explains it then. must be an expression in UK English as opposed to US English
Q: What does Here’s a riddle: How do you make your book a best seller on the Kindle? Answer: Give copies away. mean?
A: @abbccc45678 さん
Yes, it is a common expression. To give something away means to allow people to have it for free -- ¥0.

Example sentences using "Riddle"

Q: Please show me example sentences with riddle.
A: Can you solve this riddle?
I like riddles.
Riddle me this riddle me that.

Synonyms of "Riddle" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between riddle and puzzle ?
A: 1.
Riddle: A fun and creative question itself. it requires an innovative and whimsical or sometimes outrageous way of thinking about ordinary objects

2.
Puzzle: a toy to fit separate pieces together

3.
Riddle vs Puzzle:

When it comes to a question, riddle usually takes a more simple form than puzzle. it has a typical set of a question within a single sentence and an answer of a single word or short phrase. On the other hand, Puzzle has a complicating rule and a clear goal that is achieved by combining or calculating, or inferring the rules. It often comes in as a game or a physical toy.

source:
https://www.rd.com/article/riddles-for-adults/

https://www.arkadium.com/free-online-games/puzzles/

4.
As a metaphor

Scientists have been trying to solve this puzzle for years -> problem that is difficult to understand or to solve
Scientists may have solved the riddle of Saturn's rings -> problem that is confusing or hard to perceive.

Actually, they are not that different.
Q: What is the difference between give a riddle and ask a riddle ?
Q: What is the difference between riddle and puzzle ?
A: the key difference is that a riddle is a type of statement, question or phrase, whose purpose is to make the person think. A puzzle is a type of game, problem, or toy, whose purpose is to test a person’s ingenuity or knowledge.

However, many times the two words are used interchangeably.
Q: What is the difference between riddle and mystery and enigma ?
A: mystery is something secret or unexplainable; an unknown while riddle is a verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature, such as "it's black, and white, and red all over what is it?"
Q: What is the difference between a riddle and a mind breaker ?
A: Same thing? Some people also call it a mind-buster.

Translations of "Riddle"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? riddle
A: Riddle:
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? riddles
A: bilmeceler
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? riddles
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Riddle"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce riddle.
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: 'A: I made a riddle for you.
"Which one of the following five vegetables would an American newlyweds like the best; garlic, onion, zucchini, avocado or lettuce?"

B: Come on, it's a piece of cake. Of course, it has to be "a garlic".

A: Nope. The answer is "lettuce alone", because it sounds like "let us alone!" in American accent! Hahahaha, I told you it's a riddle!

B: How could I get to the answer with my British accent? ' Does this sound natural?
A: 'A: I made a riddle for you.
"Which one of the following five vegetables would American newlyweds like the best; garlic, onion, zucchini, avocado or lettuce?"

B: Come on, it's a piece of cake. Of course, it has to be "garlic".

A: Nope. The answer is "lettuce alone", because it sounds like "let us alone!" in an American accent! Hahahaha, I told you it's a riddle!

B: How could I get that answer? I have a British accent! '

(By the way, it sounds the same to me in a British accent)
Q: 'A: I made a riddle for you.
"Which one of the following five vegetables would an American newlyweds like the best; garlic, onion, zucchini, avocado or lettuce?"

B: Come on, it's a piece of cake. Of course, it has to be "a garlic".

A: Nope. The answer is "lettuce alone", because it sounds like "let us alone!" in American accent! Hahahaha, I told you it's a riddle!

B: How could I get to the answer with my British accent? ' Does this sound natural?
A: 'A: I have a riddle for you.
"Which one of the following five vegetables would American newlyweds like the best: garlic, onion, zucchini, avocado or lettuce?"

B: Come on, that’s a piece of cake. Of course, it has to be "garlic".

A: Nope. The answer is "lettuce alone", because it sounds like "let us alone!" in an American accent! Hahahaha, I told you it's a riddle!

B: How could I have gotten that with my British accent?
Q: Some riddles require math skills.
In fact, 'riddles' are not only for children but also for adults. They differ from Japanese 'Nazo-Nazo'. Does this sound natural?
A: Good job👍
Q: Here is a riddle.

It is seen on playgrounds.
Its name has both the present tense and the past tense of a verb.
What is it?

The answer is "see-saw". Does this sound natural?
A: While it is fine, a riddle like this shouldn't really have such a good clue like,

"It is seen on playgrounds."

...unless it is for children then that is fine.

To to be a bit more cryptic like,

"It is the same up as it is down."
OR
"An apparatus where the larger man may have to look up at those that have less mass."

But that's just me being picky as it still sounds fine. 👍🏼

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