guessing game


: a game in which the player has to correctly guess the answer
often used figuratively
Making a diagnosis in such cases can be a real guessing game.
Reporters continue to play a guessing game as they wait to hear her final decision.

Examples of guessing game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The top of the stretch became a seven-wide guessing game, keeping outcomes of all sizes, stripes and degrees of unlikelihood alive exhiliratingly late in a race that sits on mothballs for 364 days. Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 May 2024 That guessing game isn’t great when too much melatonin can lead to fatigue, dizziness, and confusion, among other wack side effects. Ali Finney, SELF, 19 Apr. 2024 Over the past few months, with inflation fading, Wall Street has begun a new guessing game. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024 The guessing game continued until Clark verified Clarkson’s number with mutual artist friend Reba McEntire. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024 Confusion is one word for the preceding 24 hours, in which the internet guessing game ranged from measured analysis to outright conspiratorial conjecture. Alexander Smith, NBC News, 11 Mar. 2024 But the guessing game has already begun in Milwaukee's Catholic circles. Sophie Carson, Journal Sentinel, 12 Mar. 2024 When to tap is an annual guessing game for sugar makers. Ashley Stimpson, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 Hamaguchi and Kitase worked to create a sort of guessing game with Rebirth, designed to keep players on their toes. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 29 Feb. 2024

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“Guessing game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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