Simple Definition of rebus
: a riddle or puzzle made up of letters, pictures, or symbols whose names sound like the parts or syllables of a word or phrase
Full Definition of rebus
: a representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound; also : a riddle made up of such pictures or symbols
Origin of rebus
Latin, by things, abl. plural of res thing — more at real
First Known Use: 1605
Rhymes with rebus
REBUS Defined for Kids
Definition of rebus
: a riddle or puzzle made up of letters, pictures, and symbols whose names sound like the syllables and words of a phrase or sentence <I C U is a rebus.>
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