Definition of punningly in US English:

punningly

adverb

  • See pun

    • ‘Who else would write, let alone attempt to sing, a line such as ‘I hate verisimilitude’, or punningly entitle a song ‘Neil Jung’?’
    • ‘This subject, called punningly by Lacan le sujet troue (the subject full of holes), uses an objet trouvé (a found object) to figure both the hole and the bit that's missing.’
    • ‘In turn, the double sirloin joined by the lumbar spine became punningly known as a baron of beef.’
    • ‘Actually it's punningly called Steps To The Stars because the show is presented to two members of teen sensation, Steps.’
    • ‘And Gertrude retaliates in kind when she punningly and pithily retorts: ‘We shall as soon get a fart from a dead man as a farthing of courtesy here.’’

Pronunciation

punningly

/ˈpənɪŋli//ˈpəniNGlē/