Meaning of 谜

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(Trad.: 謎)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: Bewitching words ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ ] to bewitch, to charm; a fan of; infatuated
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  • Pinyin: mèi
    English Definition: see 谜儿 , riddle
    Example Words:
    谜儿 mèi r riddle
    More: 谜* | *谜 | *谜*
  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: riddle
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    谜底 answer to a riddle
    谜语 riddle; conundrum; Classifiers:
    灯谜 dēng riddles written on lanterns (e.g. for the Lantern Festival at the end of Chinese New Year)
    谜团 tuán riddle; enigma; unpredictable situation; elusive matters
    哑谜 puzzle; mystery
    More: 谜* | *谜 | *谜*
Example Sentences
I don't know what that is.
The deep sea is still a mystery to us.
We need more clues to solve this puzzle.
After more than a decade of effort, they finally unraveled the mystery.