Synonyms for paronomasia

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-noh-mey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh
Phonetic Transcription : ˌpær ə noʊˈmeɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə

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Définition of paronomasia

Origin :
  • "pun," 1570s, from Latin, from Greek paronomasia "play upon words which sound similarly," from paronomazein "to alter slightly, to call with slight change of name," literally "to name beside," from par- (see para- (1)) + onomasia "naming," from onoma "name" (see name (n.)).
  • As in pun : noun play on words
Example sentences :
  • Reuss renders the paronomasia, "qu'il soit cach ou lch en Israel."
  • Extract from : « The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings » by F. W. Farrar
  • The only grounds for this theory are the easiness of the Greek style and the paronomasia in iv.
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1 » by Various

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