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rebus (noun) a puzzle of pictures conveying a message.
A rebus is a puzzle. It consists of pictures that stand for certain words and sounds. You solve the puzzle by finding out the message the pictures convey.
- He was awarded the prize for solving three rebuses correctly in a row. The other boys of the same class could not read correctly the meaning of the pictures in the rebus.
- The magazine carries a set of rebuses in every issue of it. Those who solve the puzzle by reading correctly the meanings the pictures convey for one month, get the magazine free for a whole year.