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Paragram

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paragram A pun. "Puns, which he calls paragrams ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paragram A play upon words; a pun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paragram par′a-gram a play upon words: a pun
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. that which one writes beside. See Paragraph
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. para, beside, gramma, something written, graphein, to write.

Usage

In literature:

Since the Deacon told that story I have had a paragram about another parrot; one that lived in Edinburgh, Scotland, five years ago.
"St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878" by Various
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