Origin of paronomasia
Examples from the Web for paronomasia
The only grounds for this theory are the easiness of the Greek style and the paronomasia in iv.
Reuss renders the paronomasia, "qu'il soit cach ou lch en Israel."The Expositor's Bible: The First Book of Kings|F. W. Farrar
British Dictionary definitions for paronomasia
Word Origin for paronomasia
Word Origin and History for paronomasia
"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.)).