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synonyms for paronomasia

  • double entendre
  • joke
  • quip
  • ambiguity
  • conceit
  • quibble
  • witticism
  • calembour
  • double meaning
  • equivoque
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How to use paronomasia in a sentence

These figures may in some cases be a mere pictorial paronomasia, but the explanation above suggested is the more probable one.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The only grounds for this theory are the easiness of the Greek style and the paronomasia in iv.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 10, SLICE 1VARIOUS
Who now hath plumbed the depths of a contumelious paronomasia?
WILDERNESS OF SPRINGEDGAR PANGBORN
When the allusions are forgotten, such paronomasia naturally results in hopeless obscurity.
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE BOOK OF JEREMIAHWILLIAM HENRY BENNETT
Reuss renders the paronomasia, "qu'il soit cach ou lch en Israel."
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE FIRST BOOK OF KINGSF. W. FARRAR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PARONOMASIA

  • ambiguity
  • calembour
  • conceit
  • double entendre
  • double meaning
  • equivoque
  • joke
  • paronomasia
  • quibble
  • quip
  • witticism
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.