adnomination Obsolete, the act of wordplay; punning. Also called agnomination, annomination. equivocality the state or quality of being ambiguous in meaning or capable of double interpretation. —equivocal, adj. equivoque, equivoke 1. an equivocal term or ambiguous expression. 2. a play upon words; pun. paronomasia 1. Rhetoric. the use of a word in different senses or the use of words similar in sound for effect, as humor or ambiguity; punning. 2. a pun. —paronomastic, adj. punnology the study of puns and punning. —punnologist, n.
- Present participle of pun.
- The action of the verb to pun.