Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A paronomasia, or allusion of one word to another
  • n. An alliteration.
  • n. polyptoton.
  • n. Assigning to a proper name its literal or homophonic meaning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A surname.
  • n. Paronomasia; also, alliteration; annomination.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An additional name or title; a name added to another, as expressive of some act, achievement, etc.; a surname.
  • n. Resemblance in sound between one word and another, especially by alliteration; also, the practice of using in close proximity to one another words which resemble each other in sound (see annomination): as, “Scott of Scotstarvet's Staggering State of Scots Statesmen.”

Etymologies

From Latin agnominatio. (Wiktionary)

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  • JM added an agnomination avoiding any abominable allusions.

    February 14, 2010