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bon mot

noun as in clever remark

noun as in epigram

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noun as in play on words

noun as in pleasantry

noun as in witticism

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A talented cartoonist, distinguished practical joker, and recognized as one of the kings of bon mot, he led a free and easy life.

A joke, a banter, a bon-mot, make more impression upon the man of the world than all the grave notions of his religion.

A bon-mot of one of the Townsends is recorded, on his taking his seat.

The bon mot I was about to utter apropos of an opera I had never heard has left my mind entirely.

He also tells of an instance in parliament, and of a rather brilliant bon mot spoken upon that occasion.


On this page you'll find 337 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bon mot, such as: clever comment, quip, witticism, and witty remark.

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