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pun

pun

 
 
pronunciation:
puhn
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun, verb)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance or a variety of word play, often for humorous effect, that is based on a similarity in sound of two or more words or on various meanings of the same word.
Her favorite pun was about the carpenter who was boring and full of old saws.
similar words:
conundrum
definition 2: the word or words so used.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: punned, punning, puns
definition 1: to use or devise a pun or puns.
definition 2: to use puns habitually.
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