Definition of wordplay noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wordplay

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɜːdpleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrdpleɪ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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making jokes by using words in a clever or amusing way, especially by using a word that has two meanings, or different words that sound the same compare pun
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wordplay