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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The writings, for Lennon's 1965 book "A Spaniard in the Works", is full of puns, parodies and word play that often disguised serious commentary on social issues.
Palindrome enthusiasts are probably aware of the marvel of Sisupalavadha created by Magha, which displays a number of remarkable reverse verses and other forms of constrained writing and word play. Stanza 27 features famous 32-syllables 'perfect in all directions'sarvatobhadra verse--one of the most exquisite palindromes ever written.
Filled with details, word play and the sort of chaos that children will find greatly amusing, this book touches upon a topic all KS2 children know about.
Joshua is a rapper with the power of word play and Andrew is a songster with a silvery voice.
'Paris tayong baliw' (We're both crazy).' Entrata did a little word play there on 'Paris' since it sounds a bit like the word 'parehas,' which means 'both' in Tagalog.
This shows a study under the project "Secure and Wonderful Change" (word play with the name of the district in Bulgarian), financed by Sofia Municipality, Europe Program 2017 presented today in the district municipality.
Dahl used to write words and then swap letters around and liked to use word play and invent new words.
NEW SERIES More larking about and naughty word play as Jimmy Carr (right) returns, alongside Sean Lock, Jason Manford, Jon Richardson and Roisin Conaty.
All the answers in this word definition game contain either the word play or the word time.
COMEDY Jimmy Carr hosts this festive edition of the word play game.
DWI wedi hel 'chydig o enwau torfol lan o lyfr Gyles Brandreth (Word Play) ac wedi eu cyfieithu yn ol y Geiriaud Cyfoes (H Meurig Evans MA, MEd).
Still, what a shame the church in this instance chose to be over-sensitive over its word play. The song also says "nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too".