Translation of "pun" - English-Spanish dictionary

pun

noun uk /pʌn/ us

a humorous use of a word or phrase that has several meanings or that sounds like another word

juego de palabras
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.’
verb uk /pʌn/ us -nn-

to make a pun to make a joke using a word or phrase that has several meanings or that sounds like another word

hacer juegos de palabras

(Translation of “pun” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

pun

noun /pan/

a type of joke in which words are used that have a similar sound, but a different meaning

juego de palabras, retruécano
One example of a pun would be ’A pun is a punishable offence’.

(Translation of “pun” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)