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Meaning of PARONOMASIA

Pronunciation:  `parunow'meyzhu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a humorous play on words; "I do it for the pun of it"; "his constant punning irritated her"
 

PARONOMASIA is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pun, punning, wordplay
 
 See Also: fun, play, sport

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`o*no*ma"si*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to form
a word by a slight change; ? beside + ? to name, fr. ? a
name.] (Rhet.)
A play upon words; a figure by which the same word is used in
different senses, or words similar in sound are set in
opposition to each other, so as to give antithetical force to
the sentence; punning. --Dryden.

 

 

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