word play

word play

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Word play — is a literary technique in which the nature of the words that are used become the main subject of the work. Puns, phonetic mix ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling… …   Wikipedia

  • word|play — «WURD PLAY», noun. play of or upon words; repartee: »He is equally inventive off the stage, with a love for puns and wordplay (Maclean s) …   Useful english dictionary

  • word-play — n [U] making jokes by using words in a clever way …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • word play — noun playing on words or speech sounds • Hypernyms: ↑play, ↑frolic, ↑romp, ↑gambol, ↑caper …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Wiktionary

  • word-play — pun, game of words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • word-play — noun (U) making jokes by using words in a clever way …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • word·play — /ˈwɚdˌpleı/ noun [noncount] : playful or clever use of words Oscar Wilde was famous for his witty wordplay …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of forms of word play — This is a list of techniques used in word play with Wikipedia articles.Technique that involve the phonetic values of words* Mondegreen: a mishearing (usually unintentional) of a phrase as a homophone or near homophone that has as a result… …   Wikipedia

  • Play (activity) — Play is a rite and a quality of mind in engaging with one s worldview. Play may consist of amusing, pretend or imaginary interpersonal and intrapersonal interactions or interplay. The rites of play are evident throughout nature and are perceived… …   Wikipedia

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