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1.
Empty or deceptive act.
I felt her apology was merely a charade and I did not accept it.
by Morgan T November 10, 2006
 
2.
Something or someone that is false, lame, or foolish. Pronounced shuh-rahd, as the British do. Believed to have been popularized by the Pink Floyd song Pigs (Three Different Ones), and a South Park episode homaging to that song. It can be used as an exclamation as well as a noun.
Ex.1

"Yo, I just bombed that math test!"

"Ha ha, Charade you are!"

Ex.2

"Yo I just banged your girlfriend!"
"Charade!"
by Killer Meme March 15, 2010
 
3.
a game where players act out a phrase, movie title, book title, or tv show name.
Also, the most amusing game to play on extremely long bus rides to and from Florida, preferably when the clues are difficult and require acting out elements of Napolean Dynamite (ex. hash brownies)
Note, pointing to things outside the bus/things people are doing on the bus or talking ruins the fun of charades.
I owned that game of charades, my partner guessed the clue in 5 seconds.
by lorlila March 21, 2005