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Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don't think that there's any real mystery there.
Joel Coen

Meaning of "mystery" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MYSTERY

Via Latin from Greek mustērion secret rites.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MYSTERY

mystery  [ˈmɪstərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MYSTERY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mystery is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MYSTERY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of mystery in the English dictionary

The first definition of mystery in the dictionary is an unexplained or inexplicable event, phenomenon, etc. Other definition of mystery is a person or thing that arouses curiosity or suspense because of an unknown, obscure, or enigmatic quality. Mystery is also the state or quality of being obscure, inexplicable, or enigmatic.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MYSTERY


bistoury
ˈbɪstərɪ
blistery
ˈblɪstərɪ
blustery
ˈblʌstərɪ
consistory
kənˈsɪstərɪ
evangelistary
ɪˌvændʒəˈlɪstərɪ
faldistory
ˈfɔːldɪstərɪ
herstory
ˈhɜːstərɪ
history
ˈhɪstərɪ
magistery
ˈmædʒɪstərɪ
mastery
ˈmɑːstərɪ
monastery
ˈmɒnəstərɪ
phrontistery
ˈfrʌntɪstərɪ
polyhistory
ˌpɒlɪˈhɪstərɪ
prehistory
priːˈhɪstərɪ
protohistory
ˌprəʊtəʊˈhɪstərɪ
psychohistory
ˌsaɪkəʊˈhɪstərɪ
self-mastery
ˌselfˈmɑːstərɪ
slaistery
ˈsleɪstərɪ
upholstery
ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ
wastery
ˈweɪstərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MYSTERY

mystagogic
mystagogical
mystagogically
mystagogue
mystagogus
mystagogy
mysteries
mysterious
mysteriously
mysteriousness
mystery bag
mystery play
mystery shopper
mystery story
mystery tour
mystic
mystical
mystically
mysticalness
mysticete

WORDS THAT END LIKE MYSTERY

adultery
allostery
artery
baptistery
battery
buttery
cemetery
coronary artery
dicastery
eatery
flustery
huckstery
lottery
murder mystery
phalanstery
plastery
poetastery
pottery
watery
whoremastery

Synonyms and antonyms of mystery in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MYSTERY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mystery» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mystery

Translation of «mystery» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MYSTERY

Find out the translation of mystery to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mystery from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mystery» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

神秘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

misterio
570 millions of speakers

English

mystery
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रहस्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غُمُوضٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тайна
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mistério
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রহস্য
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mystère
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Misteri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geheimnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

신비
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Misteri
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điều huyền bí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மர்மம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गूढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gizem
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mistero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tajemniczość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

таємниця
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mister
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μυστήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

raaisel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mysterium
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mysterium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mystery

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSTERY»

The term «mystery» is very widely used and occupies the 5.458 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MYSTERY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mystery» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mystery» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mystery

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10 QUOTES WITH «MYSTERY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mystery.
1
Diane Ackerman
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
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Ted Allen
The great mystery to me is how restaurant critics think they can get away with doing their job without anybody noticing who they are.
3
Eric Bana
I like the unknown. I like mystery.
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Leonard Bernstein
The key to the mystery of a great artist is that for reasons unknown, he will give away his energies and his life just to make sure that one note follows another... and leaves us with the feeling that something is right in the world.
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Ben Brantley
I've seen plays that are, objectively, total messes that move me in ways that their tidier brethren do not. That's the romantic mystery of great theater. Translating this ineffability into printable prose is a challenge that can never be fully met.
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Austin Butler
Film and television are just different. Film is cool because it's a complete package. You know the beginning, middle, and end. You can plan it out more, which I like. But with television you get a new script every week, so it's constantly a mystery as to what you're going to be doing.
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Claire Cameron
How do you solve a mystery? How do you write a book? The techniques for starting both are surprisingly similar. Find an intriguing question and, pen and dagger tucked under cloak, search for clues.
8
Dan Chaon
I would say that all short stories have mystery naturally built into them.
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Deepak Chopra
You have to think of your brand as a kind of myth. A myth is a compelling story that is archetypal, if you know the teachings of Carl Jung. It has to have emotional content and all the themes of a great story: mystery, magic, adventure, intrigue, conflicts, contradiction, paradox.
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Joel Coen
Maybe there should be less of a mystique around making movies. I just don't think that there's any real mystery there.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MYSTERY»

Discover the use of mystery in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mystery and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Christmas Mystery
Joachim discovers a magic Advent calendar which contains the story of a little girl who traveled through time to be present at the birth of Jesus.
Jostein Gaarder, 1996
2
Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination
Collected in this chilling volume are some of the famous Japanese mystery writer Edowaga RampoÆs best stories—bizarre and blood-curdling expeditions into the fantastic, the perverse, and the strange, in a marvelous homage to Rampo's ...
Ranpo Edogawa, 1956
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A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity (1611/1612)
By the beginning of the twentieth century, only four known copies of the book survived. Now, thanks to the careful work of Richard Groves, Helwys's "The Mystery of Iniquity" is available in a reader-friendly edition.
Thomas Helwys, Richard Groves, 1998
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1001 Books: You Must Read Before You Die
Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination.
‎2012
5
Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery Book #1)
Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out.
J. Mark Bertrand, 2010
6
Mathematics, Magic and Mystery
Challenging mathematical puzzles and tricks that may be played with cards, common objects, special equipment, drawings, and pure numbers
‎1956
7
100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors: Biographical ...
Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections.
Bernard Alger Drew, 2011
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The Atlantis Gene: The Origin Mystery, Book 1: a Thriller
"70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct. We survived, but no one knows how. Until now. The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity may not survive this time"--Page [4] of cover.
A. G. Riddle, 2013
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John Dee's Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of ...
This new edition of his work is by far the most accessible and complete published to date.
Joseph H. Peterson, 2003
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Mystery Knowledge and Mystery Centres: Fourteen Lectures ...
At most it is able to offer hypothetical explanations of their purpose, and to speak of externals. In these far-reaching lectures, Rudolf Steiner gives a penetrating description of the ancient mystery schools.
Rudolf Steiner, Andrew Welburn, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MYSTERY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mystery is used in the context of the following news items.
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Body of mystery man decomposed in car with 1200 guns …
LOS ANGELES – The body of a mystery man was decomposing in his car in the ritzy Pacific Palisades neighborhood in Southern California for ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
2
A Renaissance Murder Mystery
His death has become the subject of a Florentine murder mystery: a five-hundred-and-twenty-year-old cold case. Who killed Pico della ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
3
Missing prospecting couple Jennie and Raymond Kehlet. Picture …
... Kehlet was found. Picture: Twitter/Rebecca Johns, Nine News Perth Source: Twitter. Originally published as New search into Kehlet mystery. «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
4
Local company believes it solved Amelia Earhart mystery
A Florida-based explorer started looking into the mystery in the early 80s. Now, fast-forward to when he met the brother of an Aerospace ... «WKYC-TV, Jul 15»
5
Child's bones found in SA remain a mystery
The identity of a child whose remains were dumped in a suitcase in the South Australian bush is still unknown, despite police receiving 200 ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
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Milwaukee Author Pens A Different Kind of Mystery Novel
When it comes to mystery novels, most books center around a murder and then solve the 'whodunit.' For local author Elizabeth Ridley's ... «WUWM, Jul 15»
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Sudden toddler death in Victoria hotel remains mystery
Victoria Mosque-goers say they called police, disturbed by a frantic "praying" woman, the day before her toddler was found dead in a downtown ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Mystery still surrounds sports therapist's death
Mystery still surrounds the death of a sports therapist more than a month after she was found dead in her Kirkcaldy flat. Police are investigating ... «The Courier, Jul 15»
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Mystery ship discovered at the bottom of Nova Scotia waters
Sitting on the bottom of Pictou Harbour is a 276-foot ship that no one seems to know anything about. The discovery was made June 22 by ... «MetroNews Canada, Jul 15»
10
Kady O'Malley: The mystery of the (possibly) disappearing PMO …
The corridors of power around the Prime Minister's Office may have just gotten a whole lot less crowded — and the prospect of an early election ... «National Post, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Mystery [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/mystery>. Jan 2020 ».
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