Definition of wordplay in English:

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wordplay

Pronunciation: /ˈwərdˌplā/

noun

The witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words, especially in puns.
Example sentences
  • But instead of name calling and personal attacks, the weapons of choice are logic, wordplay and witty repartee.
  • No, stop it, George - really, you're killing us with your witty wordplay.
  • However, anyone up for catchy tunes and witty wordplay will be rewarded by this album's warm left-field charm and intelligence.
Synonyms
punning, puns, play on words;
wit, witticisms, repartee

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Syllabification: word·play

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