Category: Word of the Day
sih nek də ki
a figure of speech in which one term is used representatively for another by substituting a part for the whole or the specific for the general, or the reverse of these, such as “wheels” for “car” or “the police” for “a policeman”.
a nə ma tə pi ə
the formation or use of words whose sounds suggest the meanings of the words, such as “bang,” “moo,” or “jingle”.
port maen to wuhrd
a word formed by combining the sounds and meanings of two other words, such as “smog” from “smoke” and “fog”.
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.
to use or devise a pun or puns.
pae lihn drom
a word, number, phrase, or longer expression with letters or numbers in the same order both backward and forward, such as “level,” 1881, or “Able was I ere I saw Elba.”