wordplay

noun word·play \ ˈwərd-ˌplā \
|Updated on: 30 Jun 2018

Definition of wordplay

: playful use of words : verbal wit

Examples of wordplay in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde was famous for his witty wordplay.

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  • : playful or clever use of words


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