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A form of wit in which the used words become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement.

Wordplay is a form of wit in which the used words become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement. Examples of word play include

  • puns,
  • phonetic mix-ups (such as spoonerisms),
  • obscure words and meanings,
  • clever rhetorical excursions,
  • oddly formed sentences,
  • double entendres.
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