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Wordplay vs. Pun

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Wordplaynoun

A humorous play on words; such plays on words collectively.

Punverb

(transitive) To beat; strike with force; to ram; to pound, as in a mortar; reduce to powder, to pulverize.

Wordplaynoun

A witty verbal exchange; such exchanges collectively.

Punverb

(intransitive) To make or tell a pun; to make a play on words.

‘We punned about the topic until all around us groaned.’;

Wordplaynoun

A more or less subtle playing upon the meaning of words.

Punnoun

A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused.

‘The pun is the lowest form of wit.’;

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Wordplaynoun

a humorous play on words;

‘I do it for the pun of it’; ‘his constant punning irritated her’;

Punnoun

: a Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3{{nbsp}}cm.

Punverb

To pound.

‘He would pun thee into shivers with his fist.’;

Punverb

To make puns, or a pun; to use a word in a double sense, especially when the contrast of ideas is ludicrous; to play upon words; to quibble.

Punverb

To persuade or affect by a pun.

Punnoun

A play on words which have the same sound but different meanings; an expression in which two different applications of a word present an odd or ludicrous idea; a kind of quibble or equivocation.

‘A better put on this word was made on the Beggar's Opera, which, it was said, made Gay rich, and Rich gay.’;

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Punnoun

a humorous play on words;

‘I do it for the pun of it’; ‘his constant punning irritated her’;

Punverb

make a play on words;

‘Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning’;

Pun

The pun, also known as paronomasia, is a form of word play that exploits multiple meanings of a term, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or figurative language.

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