Definition of wordplay in English:


Syllabification: word·play
Pronunciation: /ˈwərdˌplā


  • The witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words, especially in puns.
    More 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.
    punning, puns, play on words; wit, witticisms, repartee

More definitions of wordplay

Definition of wordplay in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrəˈgāSHən
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space