Witticism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈwɪtɪsɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word witticism
Brit.  |ˈwɪtɪsɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word witticism

noun

- a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter (syn: humor, humour, wit, wittiness)

Examples

...a drama critic who is best remembered for his biting witticisms...

Word forms

noun
singular: witticism
plural: witticisms
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