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synonyms for puns

  • double entendre
  • joke
  • quip
  • ambiguity
  • conceit
  • paronomasia
  • quibble
  • witticism
  • calembour
  • double meaning
  • equivoque
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"Sorry that I could not have treated you to fresher puns," retorted Clifford, laughingly.
A FORTUNE HUNTER; OR, THE OLD STONE CORRALJOHN DUNLOE CARTERET
“This is no time for bad puns,” she answered, dragging me swiftly down through the orchard, and up again to the sundial.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
Yet more similar are the speeches of the madmen with their horrible words, and those of fools with their mirthless puns.
TOLSTOY ON SHAKESPEARELEO TOLSTOY
Bad puns were evidently common on the stage before the days of Victorian burlesque.
WITCH, WARLOCK, AND MAGICIANWILLIAM HENRY DAVENPORT ADAMS
Stupid things puns—made one myself then, though—just like me.
FRANK FAIRLEGHFRANK E. SMEDLEY
Poor old dying John of Gaunt volleying second-rate puns at his own name, is a pathetic instance of it.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
Hundreds of puns had been made on his pen-name, but this was probably his first and only attempt, and it still remains the best.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The puns instigated by the seal are of a sort to make one long for the animal's extermination.
THE STRAND MAGAZINE, VOLUME V, ISSUE 26, FEBRUARY 1893VARIOUS
These words are of untold value, but, for only two puns of gold will I give them unto you, he added.
LAOS FOLK-LORE OF FARTHER INDIAKATHERINE NEVILLE FLEESON
If you wish to see, go and look, said the widows son, when he had in his possession the two puns of gold.
LAOS FOLK-LORE OF FARTHER INDIAKATHERINE NEVILLE FLEESON
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