Rebus is a noun that refers to a representation of a word using pictures or symbols.
In Latin, rebus is the plural of res (RACE) meaning ‘thing’ or ‘object.’ This later came to refer to the objects that appear in ancient writing such as hieroglyphics. But it may also refer to more recent puzzle games where players try to guess a word by glancing at objects.
Being a very visual person, I love playing rebus games. It’s always challenging to guess a word’s meaning from visual clues.