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brainteaser

Definition:

a difficult problem

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

brainteasers

Type of:

problem » question » subject » message

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Brainteaser [disambiguation]

The word brainteaser means a playful puzzle posed as a test of intelligence. For the puzzle, see Brain teaser. | For the British quiz show, see BrainTeaser. (26 of 67 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Brainteaser

Oxford Dictionary:

brain-teaser | brainteaser | brain-twister | brain-teasing [derived]

Syllabification: (brain-teasĀ·er) | [informal] | a problem or puzzle, typically one designed to be solved for amusement. (15 of 39 words, 3 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/brain--teaser

Cambridge Dictionary:

brainteaser | teaser

a problem for which it's hard to find the answer, especially one which people enjoy trying to solve as a game (21 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brainteaser

Merriam-Webster:

brainteaser

something (as a puzzle) that demands mental effort and acuity for its solution (13 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/brainteaser

Random House Dictionary:

brainteaser

a puzzle or problem whose solution requires great ingenuity. (9 of 14 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/brainteaser

New World Dictionary:

brainteaser [United States]

an intellectually challenging puzzle, problem, game, etc. (7 of 9 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brainteaser

American Heritage Dictionary:

brainteaser

A mentally challenging problem or puzzle. (6 of 7 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brainteaser

Wiktionary:

brainteaser | brainteasers [plural]

A difficult problem or puzzle (5 of 6 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/brainteaser

Collins Dictionary:

conundrum

a riddle, especially one whose answer makes a play on words | a puzzling question or problem (16 of 456 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/conundrum

Macmillan British Dictionary:

conundrum [countable] | conundrums [plural]

a difficult problem that seems to have no solution | a question asked as a trick that is answered by using words in a surprising way (25 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/conundrum

Britannica Encyclopedia:

riddle

deliberately enigmatic or ambiguous question requiring a thoughtful and often witty answer. The riddle is a form of guessing game that has been a part ... (25 of 543 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/503047​/riddle

Columbia Encyclopedia:

riddle

puzzling question, specifically one that consists of a fanciful description or definition of something to be guessed. A famous riddle was asked by the ... (24 of 191 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0841864​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

brainteaser [informal] | brainteasers [plural]

a difficult or complex problem that requires careful thought in order to solve it, often done for amusement (18 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861686633​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Cambridge Dictionary:

brainteaser

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "brainteaser"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "brainteaser"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/brainteaser

the Free Dictionary:

brainteaser

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "brainteaser"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "brainteaser"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "brainteaser" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/brainteaser

brain-teaser

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "brain-teaser"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "brain-teaser"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/brain-teaser

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

brainteaser

Audio: North American pronunciation of "brainteaser"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=braint​01 word=brainteaser

YourDictionary Audio:

brainteaser

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "brainteaser"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/brainteaser

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