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  • adj. of, or relating to paronomasia; punning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of paronomasia; consisting in a play upon words; punning.


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  • Even as the author of this paronomastic caution, Simon was unaware of quite how timely it was.

    Salvage for the Saint

  • In like manner the very letter of the famous paronomastic text proves that Peter's confession, not Peter himself, was the rock.

    The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • It is impossible to be funny or even amusing for 324 pages, so lannelli tries, pari passu, to be sardonic, sarcastic, bitter, paronomastic, poetic, and various other things.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 2

  • Considering the much broader impact of television and its greater audience, it is surprising that promotion of a paronomastic character hasn't yet penetrated that medium to any great extent: perhaps advertisers (or their agencies) feel that the relatively low mental age of viewers, as set forth by the media statistics firms, precludes the intelligence required to understand puns.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VIII No 4

  • My own long and ongoing cohabitation with a male person is, I daresay, no less responsible and loving ” and, indeed, I pray still puppy-loving ” than Mr. Craft's not notably noble (excuse the paronomastic effect) relations with female persons over the same period.

    Puppy Love


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