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English definition of “pun”

pun

noun [C]     /pʌn/
a humorous use of a word or phrase that has several meanings or that sounds like another word: She made a couple of dreadful puns. This is a well-known joke based on a pun: "What's black and white and red (= read) all over?" "A newspaper."Humour and humorous
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