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Friday word: Paronomasia

Just came upon this one today...;)
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paronomasia noun par·o·no·ma·sia \ˌpa-rə-nō-ˈmā-zh(ē-)ə, ˌpa-ˌrä-nə-ˈmā-\

: a play on words : pun

Etymology:
Latin, from Greek, from paronomazein to call with a slight change of name, from para- + onoma name

First Known Use: 1577
Tags: greek, latin, noun, p, wordsmith: med_cat
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