[ US /ˈɹɪdəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹˈɪdə‍l/ ]
  1. speak in riddles
  2. pierce with many holes
    The bullets riddled his body
  3. spread or diffuse through
    An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
    music penetrated the entire building
  4. explain a riddle
  5. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
  6. set a difficult problem or riddle
    riddle me a riddle
  1. a difficult problem
  2. a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
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How To Use riddle In A Sentence

  • I'm just a little bit caught in the middle. Life is a maze and love is a riddle, I don't know where to go, can't do it alone.
  • Advancing age has occasionally brought resolution, more often just a little understanding, to many of these riddles, but not necessarily to the resilient ambiguity of history.
  • She is an enigma wrapped in a riddle trapped in a really bad haircut. Times, Sunday Times
  • A 19-year-old man was killed and four other people, including a pregnant woman, were injured when their car was riddled with bullets by the soldiers.
  • There be sixty-and-four flowers-de-luce, and the riddle is to show how I may remove six of these so that there may yet be an even number of the flowers in every row and every column. The Canterbury Puzzles And Other Curious Problems
  • The Meal Maker Belgian waffle baker and sandwich griddle is a big stand-in for à full stovetop.
  • At my cousin's wedding some five years back, the most popular dish was a mixed vegetable fry prepared entirely on the 'tawa' griddle. Musical Cooking - Paneer Tawa Masala
  • The criminal inquiry relies on circumstantial evidence and does not solve the riddle of MH370. Times, Sunday Times
  • Oil the inside of the metal rings and the surface of the griddle. Times, Sunday Times
  • the syllabic `nl' in `riddle'
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