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See definition of wordplay on Dictionary.com
  • as inacrostic
  • as inplay on words
  • as inrepartee
  • as inwit

synonyms for wordplay

  • acronym
  • cipher
  • composition
  • phrase
  • bon mot
  • double entendre
  • double meaning
  • equivocalness
  • jeu de mots
  • pun
  • banter
  • pleasantry
  • rejoinder
  • retort
  • sarcasm
  • answer
  • badinage
  • comeback
  • humor
  • irony
  • persiflage
  • quip
  • raillery
  • reply
  • response
  • riposte
  • sally
  • satire
  • wit
  • witticism
  • wittiness
  • bon mot
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How to use wordplay in a sentence

It seemed ripe for the Invite, since it incorporated both wordplay and pet-peeve humor and, likely, political humor as well.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1447: WELL, IF YOU’RE GOING TO PUT IT THAT WAY ...PAT MYERSJULY 29, 2021WASHINGTON POST
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.
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1446: LENTILS ENTERTAIN YOUPAT MYERSJULY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The Style Invitational is renowned for all sorts of clever, irreverent humor and wordplay in its almost quarter-century of varied contests.
GET YOUR ’RICK ROLLING: STYLE INVITATIONAL LIMERICK GUIDEPAT MYERS (EMPRESS OF THE STYLE INVITATIONAL)JUNE 16, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Hip-hop, with its emphasis on flamboyant wordplay, should be a natural fit for the lyrics-heavy sound of musical theater.
HOW IN THE HEIGHTS WENT FROM A STUDENT MUSICAL TO ONE OF THE SUMMER’S BIGGEST MOVIESCONSTANCE GRADYJUNE 11, 2021VOX
With some cute wordplay, the heroes of “Anthem” are called Freelancers, or Lancers, and wear armor called Javelins.
WHAT ‘ANTHEM’ GOT RIGHTGENE PARKFEBRUARY 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Abbott and he sometimes swerved into wordplay about love; but up to 1820, or thereabouts, the passion was potential merely.
FRAGMENTS OF SCIENCE, V. 1-2JOHN TYNDALL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO WORDPLAY

  • acronym
  • cipher
  • composition
  • phrase
  • wordplay
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.