HyperDic: mystery

English > 2 senses of the word mystery:
NOUNcognitionmystery, enigma, secret, closed booksomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
communicationmystery, mystery story, whodunita story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
mystery > pronunciation
Soundsmih'steriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > mystery: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething that baffles understanding and cannot be explained.
Example"how it got out is a mystery"
Synonymsenigma, secret, closed book
BroaderperplexityTrouble or confusion resulting from complexity
Spanishenigma, misterio
Catalanenigma, misteri
Adjectivesmysterioushaving an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence
mysteriousof an obscure nature
Verbsmystifymake mysterious
mystifybe a mystery or bewildering to
English > mystery: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie.
Synonymsmystery story, whodunit
Narrowerdetective storyA narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
murder mysteryA narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
BroaderstoryA piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Spanishhistoria de misterio, thriller, whodunit
Catalanhistòria de misteri, thriller

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