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English noun: witticism

1. witticism (communication) a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter


Synonymshumor, humour, wit, wittiness


Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance


Narrower (hyponym)bite, bon mot, caricature, cartoon, caustic remark, esprit de l'escalier, fun, gag, imitation, impersonation, irony, jape, jest, jeu d'esprit, joke, laugh, mot, play, pungency, repartee, ribaldry, sarcasm, satire, sketch, sport, topper


Domain usage memberslibation, roaster









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