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unriddle

[ uhn-rid-l ]
/ ʌnˈrɪd l /
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verb (used with object), un·rid·dled, un·rid·dling.

to solve (a riddle, mystery, etc.).

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Origin of unriddle

First recorded in 1580–90; un-2 + riddle1

OTHER WORDS FROM unriddle

un·rid·dler, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unriddle

unriddle
/ (ʌnˈrɪdəl) /

verb

(tr) to solve or puzzle out

Derived forms of unriddle

unriddler, noun

Word Origin for unriddle

C16: from un- ² + riddle 1
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