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jeu de mots

noun as in play on words


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It is simply a jeu de mots, and no more, though funny enough as it stands.

"And yet I have heard your Grace indulge in the jeu de mots," answered the attendant.

My 'jeu de mots' became celebrated, and the marshal honoured me with a very gracious welcome.

The audience thereupon exclaimed, "Languille crie avant qu'on l'corche;" and hence the "jeu de mots," and the proverb.

Here, as in so many other cases, difference of idiom destroys a jeu de mots.

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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to jeu de mots, such as: bon mot, double entendre, double meaning, equivocalness, pun, and wordplay.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.