word play

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Noun1.word play - playing on words or speech sounds
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
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COMEDY Jimmy Carr hosts this festive edition of the word play game.
Still, what a shame the church in this instance chose to be over-sensitive over its word play.
A spokesman for the Kenilworth Road library said: "Magic spells, nonsense poems, making up new words, creating puns and word play are all part of the experience.
Being one of the probably very few Dutch subscribers to Word Ways magazine (in fact, Karen and Jerry have informed me that I am now the captain of an almost abandoned ship, being the sole remaining Dutch subscriber), I feel that the reader of Word Ways should be notified that Dutch author, mathematician and master of word play Hugo Brandt Corstius, sadly passed away at the age of 78 on February 28th 2014.
The AmeriCares Word Play collection includes bangles bracelets, an 18" adjustable pendant necklace and cluster earrings.
The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.
It's a quick-witted battle of word play, with viewers able to take part via Twitter.
Enhanced with 37 line illustrations by Patricia Krebs, the poems are minor masterpieces of rhyming word play that create imaginative images in the mind's eye of the reader.
MAKE a wacky body flipbook that doubles as a word play activity to while away any rainy days as the summer holiday draws to a close.
Part stand up and part word play, the piece looks at all the stuff - good and bad - that comes with reaching middle age.
Lavishly embellished with bold and scratchy black and white illustrations which capture the full awfulness of all the characters, this fast-moving novel offers crazy action, creative word play and wildly hilarious plot.
Mo is an energetic and passionate teenager, full of promise and potential who has his own brand of lovely word play that could lighten any room.