play on words

noun phrase

: a humorous way of using a word or phrase so that more than one meaning is suggested : a pun

Examples of play on words in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Griffith said, smiling at her play on words. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 8 Apr. 2023 This includes: feelings, actions, puns and play on words, repetition, plot, and symbols. Women's Health, 3 Apr. 2023

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“Play on words.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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