What is riddle?

  • (noun): A coarse sieve (as for gravel).
    See also — Additional definitions below

Riddle

A riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their effects on punning in either the question or the answer.

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Lisbon Antigua
... "Lisbon Antigua" is a popular song, arranged by Nelson Riddle, that was a number-one song in the United States during the year 1956 ... The song that featured in Riddle's score for the film Lisbon was originally a Portuguese song that Nat King Cole's manager brought to Riddle's attention ...
Matt Riddle (fighter) - Mixed Martial Arts - Bellator MMA
... Shortly after being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), Riddle signed a multi-fight deal with Texas based promotion, Legacy Fighting Championships ... However, on May 18, 2013, it was announced that Riddle instead joined the Bellator MMA roster after his Legacy FC contract had been purchased by the promotion ... Riddle will compete in the Bellator's welterweight tournament during their ninth season which begins in the Fall of 2013 ...
Matt Riddle (fighter)
... Matthew Frederick Riddle (born January 14, 1986) is an American mixed martial artist ... A professional MMA competitor since 2008, Riddle made a name for himself by appearing on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter 7 ...
Riddle, Indiana - Geography
... Riddle is located at 38°15′02″N 86°25′50″W / 38.25056°N 86.43056°W / 38.25056 -86.43056 ...
Matt Riddle (fighter) - Mixed Martial Arts
... Riddle's main experience comes from high school wrestling ... There Riddle was a National wrestling Champion and in his Senior year was a New York state wrestling champion ... Riddle worked as a roofer and trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the evenings ...

More definitions of "riddle":

  • (verb): Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff.
    Synonyms: screen
  • (verb): Speak in riddles.
  • (verb): Pierce many times.
    Example: "The bullets riddled his body"
  • (verb): Explain a riddle.
  • (verb): Set a difficult problem or riddle.
    Example: "Riddle me a riddle"

Famous quotes containing the word riddle:

    All is riddle, and the key to a riddle is another riddle.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To the questions of the officiously meddling police Falter replied absently and tersely; but, when he finally grew tired of this pestering, he pointed out that, having accidentally solved “the riddle of the universe,” he had yielded to artful exhortation and shared that solution with his inquisitive interlocutor, whereupon the latter had died of astonishment.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    We are sure that, though we know not how, necessity does comport with liberty, the individual with the world, my polarity with the spirit of the times. The riddle of the age has for each a private solution.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)