paronomasia

noun
par·o·no·ma·sia | \ ˌper-ə-nō-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə , ˌpa-rə- ; ˌpa-ˌrä-nə-ˈmā- \

Definition of paronomasia 

: a play on words : pun

Other words from paronomasia

paronomastic \ˌper-ə-nō-ˈma-stik, ˌpa-rə-; ˌpa-ˌrä-nə-ˈma- \ adjective

First Known Use of paronomasia

1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paronomasia

Latin, from Greek, from paronomazein to call with a slight change of name, from para- + onoma name — more at name

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