What is another word for paronomasia?20 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ p_ˌa_ɹ_ə_n_ə_m_ˈeɪ_z_iə], [ pˌaɹənəmˈe͡ɪzi͡ə], [ pˌaɹənəmˈeɪziə]
Table of ContentsSimilar words for paronomasia:
Definition for Paronomasia:
- par-[= o]- n[= o]- m[= a]' zhi-a, n. a rhetorical figure in which words similar in sound but different in meaning are set in opposition to each other: a play upon words-- also PARONOM'ASY.-- adjs. PARONOMAS'TIC, - AL.-- ns. PAR'ONYME, PAR'ONYM, a paronymous word-- opp. to Homonym.-- adj. PARON'YMOUS, formed by a slight change of word or name: derived from the same root: having the same sound, but different in spelling and meaning.-- n. PARON'YMY, quality of being paronymous. [ Gr. para, beside, onoma, name.]
Synonyms for Paronomasia:
- double meaning,
- double entendre.