What does wordplay mean?

Definitions for wordplayˈwɜrdˌpleɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pun, punning, wordplay, paronomasia(noun)

    a humorous play on words

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


  1. wordplay(Noun)

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

  2. wordplay(Noun)

    A witty verbal exchange; such exchanges collectively.


  1. Wordplay

    Wordplay is a 2006 documentary film directed by Patrick Creadon. It features Will Shortz, the editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle, crossword constructor Merl Reagle, and many other noted crossword solvers and constructors. The second half of the movie is set at the 2005 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, where the top solvers compete for a prize of $4000. The movie focuses on the following crossword solvers: ⁕Ellen Ripstein: editor living in New York City and 2001 ACPT champion. She is also known for her baton twirling. ⁕Trip Payne: professional puzzlemaker living in South Florida and three-time ACPT Champion. He held the record as the youngest champion after winning the tournament in 1993 at the age of 24. ⁕Tyler Hinman: student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. At the 2005 ACPT, he challenged Trip Payne for the title of youngest champion ever. ⁕Jon Delfin: pianist living in New York City and seven-time ACPT champion. ⁕Al Sanders: project manager at Hewlett-Packard in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a frequent finalist at the ACPT. The movie contains appearances by many celebrity fans of the Times puzzle, including Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Jon Stewart, Ken Burns, Mike Mussina, Daniel Okrent, and the Indigo Girls.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wordplay in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wordplay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Mark Laver:

    There are other rappers who have a more sophisticated wordplay, but the way his flow spills across the bar lines -- he sounds like a saxophone player, he really floats over the top of the music.

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