What does play on words mean?

Definitions for play on words

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  1. play on words(Noun)

    A pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of play on words in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of play on words in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Top Chef alum Marcel Vigneron:

    I made my own pastrami and served it with baby corn, it’s a play on words. Corned beef ... get it?

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr:

    Would the title 'A Play on Words' be an appropriate title for a stage production known as; A Day With Merrimam Webster?

Images & Illustrations of play on words

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