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PARONOMASIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does paronomasia mean? 

PARONOMASIA (noun)
  The noun PARONOMASIA has 1 sense:

1. a humorous play on words

  Familiarity information: PARONOMASIA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARONOMASIA (noun)


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Meaning:

A humorous play on words

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

paronomasia; pun; punning; wordplay

Context examples:

I do it for the pun of it / his constant punning irritated her

Hypernyms ("paronomasia" is a kind of...):

fun; play; sport (verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously))

Domain member usage:

fungi ((pun) the one who buys the drinks)


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