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Pronunciation: [wˈa͡ɪskɹak] (IPA)

A wisecrack is a witty or sarcastic remark that adds levity to a conversation. English language has a plethora of synonyms for the word "wisecrack." Some of these synonyms are quip, joke, jest, pun, jibe, taunt, gag, sarcasm, witticism, irony, banter, repartee, comeback, teasing, and wordplay. Each of these synonyms has a slightly different connotation or nuance, but all are similar to a wisecrack. These words can be used interchangeably in most situations, but some may be more appropriate depending on the context. Overall, the beauty of language is that it offers a range of words and synonyms to convey a message or feeling.

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Usage examples for Wisecrack

Dawson started to make another wisecrack, but the deadly serious look on young Farmer's face stopped him.
"Dave Dawson at Casablanca"
Robert Sydney Bowen
"Sanford had made a wisecrack," said Joe.
"Space Tug"
Murray Leinster

Famous quotes with Wisecrack

  • It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.
    Katharine Hepburn
  • I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
    John F. Kennedy
  • An epigram is only a wisecrack that's played at Carnegie Hall.
    Oscar Levant
  • How Kennedy knew the precise drop in milk consumption in 1960, the percentage rise in textile imports from 1957 to 1960 and the number of speeches cleared by the Defense Department is not quite clear, but anyway, he did. He either overwhelmed you with decimal points or disarmed you with a smile and a wisecrack.
    James Barrett Scotty Reston
  • The 1930s — a Golden Age for American humor, mainly because everything else was going so badly. The wisecrack was the basic American sentence because there were so many things that could not be said any other way.
    Wilfrid Sheed

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