mystery

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmɪstəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmɪstəri, -tri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mistə rē, -trē)


Inflections of 'mystery' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": mysteries
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mystery

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [complete, total, magical, murder] mystery
  2. [solve, understand, unravel] the mystery
  3. her [decision, plan, whereabouts, intention] is a (total) mystery
  4. his [decision] is a mystery to me
  5. the identity of the [guest, speaker] was a mystery
  6. her life was [full of, shrouded in] mystery
  7. it's one of those mysteries of [life, nature]
  8. it's a mystery as to [where, why, how, what]
  9. the [place, town, city] has an air of mystery (around it)
  10. the mystery surrounding the [star, senator, celebrity]
  11. the mystery of the [missing funds, abducted child]
  12. a mystery set in [New York, space, Victorian times]
  13. a mystery by [Stephen King, Agatha Christie, Alfred Hitchcock]
n as adj
  1. a mystery [movie, book, murder, show, series, tour]
  2. the mystery ingredient (in)
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