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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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