What does word play mean?

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word play

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. word play(noun)

    playing on words or speech sounds

Wiktionary

  1. word play(Noun)

    A technique in which the nature of the words used become part of the subject of the work, such as puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names.

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  1. Word play

    Word play or wordplay is a literary technique and a form of wit in which the words that are used become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement. Puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names are common examples of word play. Word play is quite common in oral cultures as a method of reinforcing meaning. Examples of visual orthographic and sound-based word play abound in both alphabetically and non-alphabetically written literature.

How to pronounce word play?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say word play in sign language?

  1. wordplay

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of word play in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of word play in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of word play

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