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I am fast like an arrow but slow like a turtle
I play like a Cello but with a silence echo
I am long like a Metro but not quite the rainbow
Give me an answer that fit this riddle!

Hint:

Many have guessed but none are correct
Poorly rhymed, now I regret
Here comes another hint
Stand under the Sun and you will win

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    $\begingroup$ To the person who tried to close this question because it's too broad: I don't even know one answer let alone "too many possible answers". I think a close vote is extremely pedantic at this point in time. $\endgroup$ – Jordy Mar 25 '15 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Jordy, I too have no idea why it is considered too broad $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 25 '15 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ In my opinion this question could be considered a bit broad as there are only 3 lines of information, while most of the riddles have at least 5-6 lines. $\endgroup$ – leoll2 Mar 25 '15 at 17:12
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    $\begingroup$ @leoll2 Please see my hint that have just added $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 25 '15 at 17:21
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    $\begingroup$ @leoll2 Short riddles aren't necessarily badly written or too broad, e.g. this and this were both well received and nobody managed to find a second solution that fit all the clues. $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 25 '15 at 18:43
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It is

a shadow.

Like: arrow, turtle, Cello, Metro

The shadow of each of these resembles the original.

... with a silence echo

This means the echo is silent - shadows are silent, leaving no echoes.

... not quite the rainbow

Rainbows are caused by bent light, not blocked light, so rainbows don't fit the usual way shadows are made.

Give me an answer that fit this riddle!

'Shadow' rhymes with 'echo' and 'rainbow'.

Hint:

"Poorly rhymed": 'turtle' and 'riddle' doesn't quite rhyme with 'rainbow'. Also, "stand under the sun" - a good way to make a shadow.

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  • $\begingroup$ Nicely done! +1 $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 26 '15 at 22:04
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Maybe too obvious given line 2, but I've managed to make it fit in some interesting and cryptic ways!

A violin.

I am fast like an arrow but slow like a turtle

You can play violin music both quickly (allegro) and slowly (adagio).

I play like a Cello but with a silence echo

A violin certainly plays like a cello; I'm not sure what "with a silence echo" means though.

I am long like a Metro but not quite the rainbow

Buskers might be found on the Metro playing a violin. A violin bow is not quite the same word as "rainbow".

Give me an answer that fit this riddle!

"fit this riddle" is a Spoonerism of "rit this fiddle", and although "rit" is meaningless, a fiddle is another word for a violin!

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  • $\begingroup$ Great attempt but not the answer! I've given out another hint! $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 26 '15 at 14:39
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Maybe you're a

Radio Wave

I am fast like an arrow but slow like a turtle

You travel at the speed of light, but you're a slow way to transmit information.

I play like a Cello but with a silence echo

Radio waves can be converted into sounds, but nobody can hear your echo.

I am long like a Metro but not quite the rainbow

Your wavelength can be very very large, though we don't see radio waves in the rainbow (just visible light).

Give me an answer that fit this riddle!

Fit is a commonly used term when you talk about curves in math, in this case a wave.

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  • $\begingroup$ Good guess but not the answer! Line 4 doesn't quite 'fit' =) $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 25 '15 at 17:38
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I think you are

A cat.

I am fast like an arrow but slow like a turtle

Cats have a high top speed, but often remain totally motionless while hunting, and can be lazy in general.

I play like a Cello but with a silence echo

Cello strings were traditionally made from catgut. Cats can be quite silent and stealthy.

I am long like a Metro but not quite the rainbow

Longcat is long and about the shape of a train car. Nyan Cat is not a rainbow, but one trails behind him wherever he goes.

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  • $\begingroup$ Not the answer but I like your explanation. Longcat isn't long enough =) $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 25 '15 at 17:20
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How about

Trochee

Because

A trochee is a two-syllable word, consisting of first a stressed (or "long") syllable and then an unstressed ("short") syllable. Fast then slow, noise then silence, long then not quite as long, and the answer is a fit for the meter because "trochee" is itself a trochee. And of course, all of the two-syllable nouns in the riddle are trochees.

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  • $\begingroup$ I like your answer, but I guess Trochee doesn't necessary be Fast then slow $\endgroup$ – Alex Mar 26 '15 at 22:27

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