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noun as in acrostic

noun as in play on words


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It seemed ripe for the Invite, since it incorporated both wordplay and pet-peeve humor and, likely, political humor as well.

The idea is to increase the chance that your oh-so-clever wordplay won’t be the same one that 14 other people sent in — a chronic problem with our crossword contests.

The Style Invitational is renowned for all sorts of clever, irreverent humor and wordplay in its almost quarter-century of varied contests.

Hip-hop, with its emphasis on flamboyant wordplay, should be a natural fit for the lyrics-heavy sound of musical theater.

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With some cute wordplay, the heroes of “Anthem” are called Freelancers, or Lancers, and wear armor called Javelins.

Waldman overlays her comic situations and satiric conversations with ironic literary allusions and witty wordplay.

The advice is littered with such headache-inducing wordplay.

Doubtless stocks new WordPlay Shakespeare program aimed at getting students engaged in Bard via youthful fondness for high tech.

He created a special puzzle for Oprah Winfrey when he appeared on the show to promote the Wordplay documentary about crosswords.

Once again, wordplay and ethnicity wounded an office-seeking Virginia Republican.

Abbott and he sometimes swerved into wordplay about love; but up to 1820, or thereabouts, the passion was potential merely.

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On this page you'll find 71 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wordplay, such as: acronym, cipher, composition, and phrase.

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