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word·play

 (wûrd′plā′)
n.
1. Witty or clever verbal exchange; repartee.
2. The act or an instance of such exchange.

wordplay

(ˈwɜːdˌpleɪ)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) verbal wit based on the meanings and ambiguities of words; puns, clever repartee, etc

word•play

(ˈwɜrdˌpleɪ)

n.
1. clever or subtle repartee; verbal wit.
2. a play on words; pun.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wordplay - a humorous play on wordswordplay - a humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"

wordplay

noun puns, wit, punning, repartee, witticisms He amused friends and colleagues with his clever wordplay.
Translations

wordplay

[ˈwɜːdpleɪ] Njuego m de palabras

wordplay

word play [ˈwɜːrdpleɪ] njeu m de mots, jeu m de motword processing word-processing [ˌwɜːrdˈprəʊsɛsɪŋ]
ntraitement m de texte
modif [package, program, software, document] → de traitement de texte; [skills] → en traitement de texteword processor n
(= program) → traitement m de texte

wordplay

[ˈwɜːdˌpleɪ] ngioco di parole
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