paronomasia definition

  • noun:
    • Word play; punning.
    • A pun.
    • A pun or use words
    • A play upon words; a figure wherein similar term can be used in numerous sensory faculties, or words similar in noise tend to be set-in opposition together, so as to provide antithetical force into the phrase; punning.
    • In rhetoric, the utilization of words comparable in sound but various in meaning, to be able to offer a specific antithetical force into the phrase; additionally, the usage the same term in different senses; a play upon terms. Also paronomasy. see pun.
    • Synonyms Assonance, etc. See pun.
    • a humorous use words

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