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puzzle

puz·zle

puzzle

 
pronunciation:
puh zl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a toy or problem that you solve by thinking or by arranging letters, words, numbers, or objects.
The local newspaper publishes word puzzles every day.It took us a few weeks to finish that jigsaw puzzle.
 
similar words:
crossword puzzle
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: puzzled, puzzles, puzzling
definition: to confuse.
The book's ending puzzled me.
synonyms:
confuse
similar words:
beat, shock, stick
derivations: puzzledly (adv.), puzzlingly (adv.)
Word Builder: puzzle +
  • puzzled:
    feeling confusion; not knowing the answer.