Definitions

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  • n. A play upon words; a pun.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A pun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A play upon words; a pun.

Etymologies

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From Late Latin paragramma, from Ancient Greek παράγραμμα.

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  • "The paragram is that aspect of language which escapes all discourse." Steve McCaffery quoted in Marjorie Perloff's _Radical Artifice_.

    "...paragram, which is to say, following Leon S. Roudiez, that 'its organization of words (and their denotations), grammar, and syntax is challenged by the infinite possibilities provided by letters or phonemes combining to form networks of signification not accessible through conventional reading habits." quoted by McCaffery quoted by Perloff in _Radical Artifice_

    July 7, 2009