Definition of wordplay
: playful use of words : verbal wit
Examples of wordplay in a Sentence
Oscar Wilde was famous for his witty wordplay.
Recent Examples of wordplay from the Web
The song, on the California band’s Uncorked album, squeezes a laugh or three out of the wordplay that’s got Westaff spooked.
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Definition of wordplay for English Language Learners
: playful or clever use of words
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