wordplay

[ UK /wˈɜːdple‍ɪ/ ]
NOUN
  1. a humorous play on words
    I do it for the pun of it
    his constant punning irritated her
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  • It was a wordplay on "Colombia" that Matthew had seen before in newspapers, with no exact translation. A KING'S RANSOM
  • Learning to fence was the consummation of a love affair I'd had with swordplay ever since Errol Flynn first swashbuckled his way across my late-night TV screen as Captain Blood.
  • And even in plays with twists and turns and convolutions of the storyline such as Bartholomew Fair where the names of the characters -- Littlewit, Winwife, Quarlous -- tell us what they are, their games of language and wordplay make the plot -- Puritans and rogues meet up at a county fair and fun and thievery ensue -- secondary to the fun and revelry. Play on Words
  • It's a tale set on a set of islands which have since sunk beneath the Atlantic set in or around the 4th centuary C.E. It has heroes, giants, ogres, fairie, black magicians, high (and low) politics, swordplay, anger, love, and even a bit of sex. MIND MELD: The Forgotten Books of SF/F/H
  • On one level, the current album is an engaging aural travelogue of the Anglo-American power trio's Near and Far East tour (its title is more of the Police's pidgin-English wordplay, bastardising Zen, Jomo Kenyatta and monde, the French word for world). Zenyatta Mondatta
  • As a crossword puzzler myself and the daughter of a crossword addict who competed in the national competition filmed for the movie Wordplay, I know both how fun and frustrating they can be. What's the Connection?: Winning...and Losing
  • Back then, it was largely based around the interest we had in wordplay and rhyming about things that MCs don't normally rhyme about.
  • My introduction to swordplay was not going well.
  • (Alatriste - Duelo en el Corral de Comedias) tags: manflesh, swordplay is foreplay mood: fangirl squee cookie goodness from martha stewart.
  • This year's brainteaser, which is available from Caversham toy and book shop Wordplay in Prospect Street, will aim to raise cash for CIRDIC, which offers food, warmth and a place to freshen up for homeless people in the town. getreading - Reading Post - RSS feed
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