asteismus

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin astĕïsmŏs (the more refined style of speaking), from Ancient Greek ἀστείσμός (asteísmós)

Noun[edit]

asteismus

  1. (rhetoric) Witty dialog or response.
  2. (rhetoric) In dialog, a retort based on a punning use of another speaker's word or metaphor.

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