Definition of a play on words in English:
A pun: every page contains a subtle play on words or arresting metaphor
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- He said: ‘The youth church will be called Sorted, which is a bit of a play on words, because as well as being a trendy, youth culture word, ‘soter’ is Greek for salvation.
- ‘The title's a play on words, really,’ he explains.
- I was unprepared, though, for the excellence of chef Willie Little's establishment Exceed - a play on words which refers to the premises, once the shop and loft for seed merchants.
Definition of a play on words in:
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