wordplay

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noun word·play \ˈwərd-ˌplā\

Definition of wordplay

  1. :  playful use of words :  verbal wit

Examples of wordplay in a sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde was famous for his witty wordplay.

1794

First Known Use of wordplay

1794


WORDPLAY Defined for English Language Learners

wordplay

play
noun word·play \ˈwərd-ˌplā\

Definition of wordplay for English Language Learners

  • : playful or clever use of words

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