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Noun: mystery  mis-tu-ree
  1. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    "how it got out is a mystery";
    - enigma, secret, closed book
     
  2. A story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel, play or movie
    - mystery story, whodunit, whodunnit [Brit]

Derived forms: mysteries

Type of: perplexity, story

Encyclopedia: Mystery, Alaska