Definitions for paronomasiaˌpær ə noʊˈmeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə
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pun, punning, wordplay, paronomasia(noun)
a humorous play on words
"I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
A pun or play on words
Origin: From paronomasia, from παρονομασία, from παρα- + ὀνομασία.
a play upon words; a figure by which the same word is used in different senses, or words similar in sound are set in opposition to each other, so as to give antithetical force to the sentence; punning
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. , fr. to form a word by a slight change; para` beside + to name, fr. 'o`noma a name.]
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