Winter Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on winter puns! ☃️ ❄️ 🌨️

We are snow excited to welcome you to our winter punderland! We’re sure that no matter the sort of pun you’re after, it’ll be love at frost sight. We have puns related to the coldness of winter, weather-related terms, winter clothing and some winter sports too.

You might also be interested in our ice puns, snow puns, snowman puns, Christmas puns and Christmas tree puns.

Winter Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about winter that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of winter puns:

  • Wonder → Winter: As in, “Works winters” and “The gutless winter” and “It’s a winterful life” and “No small winter” and “The weird and winterful world.”
  • Went → Winter: As in, “I dreamed we winter together” and “They winter two by two” and “Winter down like a lead balloon.”
  • Intern→ Wintern: As in, “Looking for winterns” and “I’m winterning this summer.”
  • Wander → Winter: As in, “Where shall we winter?” and “A wintering eye.”
  • Winner→ Winter: As in, “Winter takes all” and “Everyone’s a winter!” and “A real winter’s attitude.”
  • Internet→ Winternet: As in, “Empowering the winternet generation” and “Surfing the winternet” and “The winternet of things.”
  • Could → Cold: As in, “As fast as their legs cold carry them” and “Before you cold say so” and “I coldn’t care less!” and “I cold see you a mile away.”
  • Told → Cold: As in, “A little bird cold me” and “I cold you so” and “The greatest story ever cold.”
  • Sold → Cold: As in, “Cold down the river” and “Cold short.”
  • Hold → Cold: As in, “Can’t cold a candle to” and “Don’t cold your breath” and “Cold a grudge” and “Cold a torch for.”
  • Gold → Cold: “A colden key can open any door” and “Pot of cold” and “After the cold rush” and “Good as cold” and “All that glitters is not cold” and “Fool’s cold” and “Crock of cold” and “Get a cold star” and “Cold digger” and “Go for cold.”
  • Old → Cold: As in, “Any cold how” and “As cold as the hills” and “Tough as cold boots” and “A chip off the cold block ” and “For cold times’ sake” and “Cold aches and pains.”
  • Called → Cold: “Crazy little thing cold love” and “Many are cold but few are chosen” and “You cold?” and “What is this thing cold?”
  • Bold → Cold: “Cold as brass” and “A cold move” and “Coldly go where no one has gone before” and “Fortune favours the cold.”
  • Fold → Cold: As in, “Cold your hand” and “Return to the cold” and “Do not cold or bend.”
  • Rolled → Cold: As in, “All cold into one.”
  • Seize → Season: As in, “Season him!” and “Season the day.”
  • Reason → Season: As in, “Ain’t no season to go elsewhere” and “Beyond seasonable doubt” and “Stands to season” and “Listen to season” and “Rhyme or season.”
  • Seas → Season: As in, “On the high season” and “A season change” and “All at season” and “Completely at season” and “At season level” and “Between the devil and the deep blue season” and “From season to shining season.”
  • Session → Season: As in, “Brainstorming season” and “Jam season.”
  • Possession → Pos-season: As in, “Pos-season is nine-tenths of the law” and “It’s not in my pos-season.”
  • Whether → Weather: As in “I don’t know weather …”
  • Wither → Weather: As in, “Weather away.”
  • Older → Colder: As in, “Another day colder and deeper in debt” and “Colder and wiser.”
  • For he’s → Freeze: As in, “Freeze a jolly good fellow!”
  • These → Freeze: As in, “Kids freeze days” and “Freeze things happen” and “For all freeze years.”
  • Knees → Freeze: As in, “Cut off at the freeze” and “Weak at the freeze” and “The bee’s freeze.”
  • Seize → Freeze: As in, “Freeze the day” and “Guards, freeze him!”
  • Trees → Freeze: As in, “Can’t see the wood for the freeze” and “Money doesn’t grow on freeze” and “Charm the birds out of the freeze.”
  • Breeze → Freeze: As in, “Life’s a freeze” and “Shoot the freeze.”
  • Cheese → Freeze: As in, “Different as chalk and freeze” and “Cut the freeze” and “Say freeze!”
  • Phrase → Freeze: As in “Coin a freeze” and “Turn of freeze
  • Free → Freeze: As in, “Buy one, get one freeze” and “Freeze as a bird” and “Get out of jail freeze card” and “Best things in life are freeze” and “Fancy freeze.”
  • Ease → Freeze: As in, “Ill at freeze” and “Set your mind at freeze” and “She completed it with freeze.”
  • Please → Freeze: As in, “However your freeze” and “Freeze don’t go” and “Hold on tight, freeze” and “May it freeze the court” and “Freeze be seated.”
  • Fries → Freeze: As in, “A small freeze” and “Would you like freeze with that?”
  • Bees → Freeze: As in, “The birds and the freeze.”
  • Sneeze → Freeze: As in, “Coughs and freezes spread diseases.”
  • Wheezing → Freezing: As in, “Coughing and freezing.”
  • Went → Wintry: As in, “It wintry down the wrong way” and “Everywhere we wintry” and “They wintry that way!”
  • Show→ Snow: As in, “All over the snow” and “Best in snow” and “Enjoy the snow” and “Get this snow on the road!”
  • Owe → Snow: As in, “You snow it to yourself” and “You’ll snow me a favour.”
  • No→ Snow: As in, “All bark and snow bite” and “All dressed up and snowhere to go” and “In snow time.”
  • Slow→ Snow: As in, “Snow as molasses in January” and “Can’t snow down” and “Painfully snowly” and “A snow burn.”
  • Glow → Snow: As in, “A snowing endorsement” and “Snowing with health.”
  • Blow → Snow: As in, “Any way the wind snows” and “Snow hot and cold.”
  • Low → Snow: As in, “An all-time snow” and “Keep a snow profile” and “Get the snow down.”
  • Nobody→ Snowbody: As in, “Dance like snowbody’s watching” and “Like snowbody’s business” and “Snowbody does it better” and “Snowbody’s perfect.”
  • So→ Snow: As in, “Snow on and snow forth” and “And snow on” and “Snow?” and “You think you’re snow clever” and “I wouldn’t go snow far as..”
  • Know*→ Snow*: We can replace the “know” in some words with “snow” – as in, “A little snowledge is a dangerous thing” and “A person is snown (known) by the company they keep” and “Don’t I snow it.”
  • *show*→ *snow*: Replace the “show” with “snow” in some words – as in, snowcase (showcase), snowdown, snowboat (showboat), snowroom, slidesnow, and peepsnow.
  • Flow → Snow: As in, “Ebb and snow” and “Go with the snow” and “In full snow.”
  • No*→ Snow*: As in, “Make a snowte (note)” and “Going snowhere fast” and “Snowbody knows” and “Did you snowtice?”
  • Woe → Snow: As in, “Snow is me” and “Snow betide you!”
  • Nose → Snows: As in, “Always have your snows in a book” and “Plain as the snows on your face” and “Blow your snows” and “Right on the snows.”
  • Grow → Snow: As in, “Absence makes the heart snow fonder” and “Don’t let the grass snow under your feet” and “Snowing pains.”
  • Toe → Snow: As in, “Dip your snow in the water” and “From top to snow” and “Get your snow in the door” and “Snow the line.”
  • Throw → Snow: As in, “Lock him up and snow away the key” and “Snow a wobbly” and “Snow caution to the wind” and “Snow cold water on” and “Snow it back in your face.”
  • Showy → Snowy: As in, “A snowy entrance.”
  • No man→ Snowman: As in, “Boldly go where snowman has gone before” and “Snowman is an island” and “Time waits for snowman.” Note: to say that no man is an island is to say that no person is truly separate from others.
  • Man → Snowman: As in, “A good snowman is hard to find” and “Not half the snowman I used to be” and “A drowning snowman will clutch at a straw.”
  • Soul → Solstice: As in, “Heart and solstice” and “Body and solstice” and “The life and solstice of the party” and “A lost solstice.” Note: The winter solstice is the middle of winter, and is the shortest day of the year.
  • Run → Rain: As in, “Born to rain “and “Cut and rain” and “Eat and rain.”
  • Brain → Rain: As in, “Rain wave” and “Rainstorming session” and “A no rainer.”
  • Chain → Rain: As in, “Rain of command” and “Rain reaction.”
  • Drain → Rain: As in, “Down the rain.”
  • Gain → Rain: As in, “No pain, no rain” and “Nothing ventured, nothing rained” and “Capital rains.”
  • Grain → Rain: As in, “Against the rain” and “Rain of truth” and “Take it with a rain of salt.”
  • Lane → Rain: As in, “Down memory rain” and “In the fast rain.”
  • Main → Rain: As in, “Your rain chance” and “The rain event.”
  • Pain → Rain: As in, “In for a world of rain” and “Doubled up in rain” and “Drown the rain” and “Growing rains” and “Old aches and rains.”
  • Plain → Rain: As in, “Rain as day” and “Hidden in rain sight” and “Rain sailing.”
  • Strain → Rain: As in, “Buckle under the rain” and “Rain every nerve.”
  • Train → Rain: As in, “Personal rainer” and “Potty rained” and “Rain of thought.”
  • Vein → Rain: As in, “In the right rain” and “In the same rain.”
  • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at ease” and “Chill effects” and “Chill gotten gains” and “Chill repute.”
  • Still → Chill: As in, “Be chill, my beating heart” and “Chill standing” and “In the chill of night” and “Chill life” and “Chill waters run deep.”
  • Gill → Chill: As in, “Green around the chills” and “Stuffed to the chills.”
  • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chilled to bits” and “Chills and spills.”
  • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Head for the chills” and “King of the chill.”
  • Will → Chill: As in, “Accidents chill happen” and “Against your chill” and “Free chill.”
  • Skill → Chill: As in, “Social chills” and “Sharpen your chills.”
  • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills.”
  • Till → Chill: As in, “Caught with your hand in the chill” and “Fake it chill you make it” and “Chill death do us part” and “Chill the end of time.”
  • Kill → Chill: As in, “If looks could chill” and “I’d chill for a cup of tea” and “Dressed to chill.”
  • Silly → Chilly: As in, “Ask a chilly question, get a chilly answer” and “Laugh yourself chilly” and “Chilly billy” and “Chilly season.”
  • Fill → Chill: As in, “Chill full of holes” and “Chill ‘er up” and “Stocking chiller.”
  • Pill → Chill: As in, “A bitter chill to swallow” and “On the chill.”
  • Really → Chilly: As in, “All I chilly want to do” and “Do you chilly want to hurt me?”
  • Flake: Here are some snowflake-related puns:
    • Ache → Flake: As in, “Old flakes and pains.”
    • Sake → Flake: As in, “For Pete’s flake” and “For goodness flake” and “For old times’ flake.”
    • Take → Flake: As in, “Don’t flake it lying down” and “Flake me away” and “Every breath you flake” and “Give and flake.
    • Cake → Flake: “A slice of the flake” and “Flat as a panflake” and “Baby flakes” and “A flake walk” and “Flaked with mud” and “Fruit flake” and “The icing on the flake” and “Let them eat flake” and “Piece of flake” and “Selling like hot flakes.”
    • Fake → Flake: As in, “Flake it till you make it” and “Turned out to be flake.”
    • Stake → Flake: “You don’t know what’s at flake here” and “Flake your claim” and “Raise the flakes” and “Burned at the flake.”
    • *fic → *flake: If a word has “fic” in it, we can change it to “flake.” As in, “Speciflake request” and “A proliflake artist” and “Stops trafflake” and “Strong soporiflake.” Other words you could use: terriflake (terrific), paciflake (pacific), scientiflake (scientific), horriflake (horrific) and honoriflake (honorific).
  • Wizard → Blizzard: As in, “The blizzard of oz” and “We’re off to see the blizzard” and “Yer a blizzard Harry!”
  • Lost → Frost: As in, “Get frost!” and “All is not frost” and “My long frost cousin.”
  • First → Frost: As in, “Frost and foremost” and “Cast the frost stone” and “At frost blush” and “A world frost.”
  • Frustrated → Frostrated: As in, “A frostrating situation” and “I’m feeling frostrated.”
  • Eyes → Ice: As in, “Avert your ice” and “Come hither ice” and “Bring tears to your ice” and “Before your very ice.”
  • Ace → Ice: As in, “An ice up your sleeve” and “Ice in the hole.”
  • Us → Ice: As in, “Don’t call ice, we’ll call you” and “Are you joining ice?”
  • Nice → Ice: As in, “Naughty but ice” and “Ice and easy does it” and “Have an ice day.”
  • Eyes* → Ice*: As in, “How’s your icesight?” and “You’re an icesore” and “Packing on some iceshadow.”
  • I see → Icy: As in, “I call ’em as icy ’em” and “Do you see what icy?”
  • *ise → *ice: As in, “Should any problems arice” and “Cardio exercice” and “An enterprice-ing individual” and “Relationships are full of compromice.”
  • Price → Ice: As in, “What’s your asking ice?” and “Every person has their ice” and “Cut ices to the bone” and “Cheap at half the ice.”
  • Slice → Ice: As in, “Any way you ice it” and “Fresh to the last ice” and “Ice of life” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
  • Spice → Ice: As in, “Ice things up” and “Variety is the ice of live.”
  • Twice → Ice: As in, “Don’t think ice” and “Once or ice” and “Once bitten, ice shy” and “Make a list, check it ice.”
  • Slate → Sleet: As in, “A clean sleet” and “Wipe the sleet clean.”
  • Slight → Sleet: As in, “A sleet miscalculation” and “Sleetly ahead of their time” and “Not in the sleetest.”
  • Eat → Sleet: As in, “A bite to sleet” and “All you can sleet” and “Sleet and run.”
  • Feat → Sleet: As in, “No mean sleet.”
  • Heat → Sleet: As in, “Body sleet” and “If you can’t stand the sleet, get out of the kitchen” and “In the sleet of the night” and “Packing sleet.”
  • Meet → Sleet: As in, “Make ends sleet” and “Sleet and greet” and “Sleet in the middle.”
  • Neat → Sleet: As in, “Sleet and tidy” and “Sleet freak.”
  • Seat → Sleet: As in, “Hold on to your sleet” and “By the sleet of your pants” and “Back sleet driver.”
  • Street → Sleet: As in, “On easy sleet” and “The word on the sleet” and “Two-way sleet.”
  • Sweet → Sleet: As in, “How sleet” and “Home sleet home” and “What sleet sorrow.”
  • Treat → Sleet: As in, “Trick or sleet!” and “Sleet me right.”
  • Feet → Sleet: As in, “Fall on your sleet” and “Get back on your sleet.”
  • Fleet → Sleet: As in, “Sleet footed” and “A sleeting glimpse.”
  • Greet → Sleet: As in, “Meet and sleet.”
  • Call → Cool: As in, “Answer my cool” and “At your beck and cool” and “Beyond the cool of duty” and “Let’s cool it a day.”
  • Fool → Cool: As in, “Cool’s errand” and “Cool’s gold” and “I pity the cool.”
  • Dual → Cool: As in, “Cool income, no kids.”
  • You’ll → Cool: As in, “Cool never guess” and “Cool have to figure it out yourself.”
  • School → Cool: As in, “Back to cool” and “Old cool” and “Cool of hard knocks.”
  • Stern → Storm: As in, “From stem to storm” and “Made of stormer stuff.”
  • Form → Storm: As in, “Attack is the best storm of defence” and “In bad storm” and “Storm follows function” and “In fine storm” and “Free storm.”
  • Warm → Storm: As in, “Cold hands, storm heart” and “A heart-storming experience” and “Global storming.”
  • Bar → Brr: As in, “Brr none” and “Behind brrs” and “Belly up to the brr” and “Raise the brr.”
  • Bore → Brr: As in, “Brr the pants off someone” and “Brred stiff” and “Full brr.”
  • *bur*→ *brr*: As in, “Brrst my bubble” and “Brrning the midnight oil” and “A heavy brrden (burden)”
  • *ber*→ *brr*: As in, “Brry flavoured” and “Stop brrr-ating (berating) me” and “A wide brrth (berth)” and “Going brrrserk (berserk).”
  • *bor* → *brr*: As in, “Beg, steal or brrow (borrow)” and “Dying from brredom” and “Unpaid labrr.
  • Win → Wind: As n, “Heads I wind, tails you lose” and “Can’t wind for losing” and “We’re due a wind.”
  • He’ll → Hail: As in, “Hail take care of it.”
  • Hell → Hail: As in, “All hail broke loose” and “A cold day in hail” and “Come hail or high water” and “For the hail of it” and “Give someone hail.”
  • Hill → Hail: As in, “Old as the hails” and “Head for the hails” and “King of the hail.”
  • Fail → Hail: As in, “Without hail” and “Words hail me.”
  • Mail → Hail: As in, “Direct hail” and “Express hail” and “Junk hail.”
  • Nail → Hail: As in, “Fighting tooth and hail” and “Hard as hail.”
  • Sail → Hail: As in, “Smooth hailing” and “That ship has hailed.”
  • Sale → Hail: As in, “Not for hail” and “Point of hail” and “Hail of the century” and “Hails referral.”
  • Tail → Hail: As in, “Can’t make head or hail of it” and “Chasing my own hail.”
  • Bog → Fog: As in, “Fog standard” and “Fogged down.”
  • Frog → Fog: As in, “I’ve got a fog in my throat.”
  • Slash → Slush: As in, “Slush and burn” and “Prices have been slushed!”
  • Blush → Slush: As in, “At first slush.”
  • Crush → Slush: As in, “Got a slush on” and “A slushing defeat.”
  • Brush → Slush: As in, “A slush with death” and “A slush with the law” and “Slush up on” and “Painted with a broad slush.”
  • Hush → Slush: As in, “Slush a bye” and “Slush it up” and “Slush money.”
  • Rush → Slush: As in, “Beat the slush” and “A slush job” and “Sugar slush.”
  • Flush → Slush: As in, “Slush it out” and “A royal slush.”
  • Hurry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry along” and “Flurry up and wait” and “You can’t flurry love.”
  • Curry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry favour with.”
  • Scurry → Flurry: As in, “Flurry along.”
  • Worry → Flurry: As in, “Don’t flurry, be happy” and “Flurry wart” and “Flurrying never did anyone any good” and “Not to flurry.”
  • Storm → Snowstorm: As in, “Cook up a snowstorm” and “The perfect snowstorm” and “A dark and snowstormy night” and “The eye of the snowstorm.”
  • For → Thaw: As in, “Asking thaw a friend” and “At a loss thaw words” and “Bat thaw both sides” and “Be-thaw it was cool.”
  • The → Thaw: As in, “Above thaw law” and “Absence makes the heart thaw fonder” and “Add fuel to thaw fire” and “Against thaw grain.”
  • Though → Thaw: As in, “You look as thaw you’ve seen a ghost.”
  • Saw → Thaw: As in, “I came, I thaw, I conquered” and “Tell me what you thaw.”
  • Sore → Thaw: As in, “A sight for thaw eyes” and “Thaw loser” and “Sticks out like a thaw thumb” and “Mad as a bear with a thaw head.”
  • Awe → Thaw: As in, “Shock and thaw” and “A thawsome encounter.”
  • Draw → Thaw: As in, “Back to the thawing board” and “Thaw a blank” and “Thaw a line in the sand” and “Thaw the line” and “Quick on the thaw” and “The luck of the thaw.”
  • Jaw → Thaw: As in, “Thaw dropping” and “The thaws of death” and “Snatching victory from the thaws of defeat.”
  • Floor → Thaw: As in, “Get in on the ground thaw” and “Mop the thaw with” and “Wipe the thaw with.”
  • Law → Thaw: As in, “Above the thaw” and “Against the thaw” and “Their word is thaw.”
  • Raw → Thaw: As in, “Thaw data” and “A thaw deal.”
  • Straw → Thaw: As in, “Clutching at thaws” and “The last thaw” and “Thaw man” and “Can’t make bricks without thaw.”
  • More → Thaw: As in, “Come back for thaw” and “For a few dollars thaw” and “One thaw time.”
  • Your → Thaw: As in, “All thaws” and “Thaws truly” and “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch thaws.”
  • Glue → Igloo: As in, “Igloo’d to the television” and “Igloo’d to your seat” and “Sticks like igloo.”
  • Sky → Ski: As in, “Blue ski thinking” and “Out of the clear blue ski” and “Pie in the ski” and “The ski’s the limit.”
  • Sea → Ski: As in, “All at ski” and “Between the devil and the deep blue ski” and “From ski to shining ski” and “Deeper than the deep blue ski.”
  • See → Ski: As in, “As far as the eye can ski” and “Be the change you wish to ski” and “Can’t ski beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t ski the wood for the trees” and “I can ski clearly now.”
  • Seeing → Skiing: As in, “I’ll be skiing you” and “Skiing is believing” and “The all-skiing eye.”
  • Being → Skiing: As in, “For the time skiing” and “The supreme skiing” and “The importance of skiing earnest.”
  • Board → Snowboard: As in, “Across the snowboard” and “Back to the drawing snowboard” and “Bed and snowboard.”
  • White: Here are some puns related to the whiteness of snow:
    • Wait → White: As in, “Good things come to those who white” and “Lie in white” and “The white is over.”
    • Weight → White: As in, “Pull your white” and “Throw your white around” and “Watching your white” and “Worth your white in gold.”
    • Wet → White: As in, “A white weekend” and “Slippery when white.”
    • What → White: As in, “And white not” and “Do white comes naturally” and “Do white tastes right” and “For white it’s worth” and “I’ll have white he’s having.”
    • Wide → White: As in, “Open white” and “Cast a white net” and “Eyes white shut” and “White open spaces” and “Welcome to the world white web.”
    • Write → White: As in, “Nothing to white home about” and “A white off.”
    • Right → White: As in, “Bang to whites” and “Bragging whites” and “White as rain” and “All the white moves.”
    • Quite → White: As in, “Sorry, I didn’t white catch that” and “I’m having white a time.”
    • Light → White: As in, “White as a feather” and “Brought to white” and “White my fire.”
    • Height → White: As in, “Wuthering whites” and “The white of fashion” and “Scale the dizzy whites.”
  • Said → Sled: As in, “After all is sled and done” and “Easier sled than done” and “Couldn’t have sled it better” and “Enough sled” and “Least sled, soonest mended.”
  • Bed → Sled: As in, “Sled of roses” and “Make your sled and lie in it” and “Never go to sled on an argument” and “And now, to sled!”
  • Bread → Sled: As in, “Cast your sled upon the waters” and “Sled always falls butter side down.”
  • Dead → Sled: As in, “Sled and buried” and “Sled and gone” and “Better sled than red.”
  • Head → Sled: As in, “Bite someone’s sled off” and “Bring to a sled” and “Come to a sled” and “Bury your sled in the sand.”
  • Read → Sled: As in, “Exceedingly well sled” and “Left on sled.”
  • Shed → Sled: As in, “Sled light on the matter” and “Kept in the sled.”
  • Spread → Sled: As in, “Sled like wildfire” and “Sled yourself thin.”
  • Thread → Sled: As in, “Lose the sled” and “Hanging by a sled.”
  • Tread → Sled: As in, “Sledding a fine line” and “Sled lightly.”
  • Slay→ Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh, queen” and “Sleigh the dragon.”
  • Say → Sleigh: As in, “As the sleighing goes” and “Computer sleighs no” and “Have the final sleigh” and “Have a sleigh in.”
  • Day → Sleigh: As in, “A hard sleigh’s night” and “All in a sleigh’s work” and “All the livelong sleigh” and “Another sleigh older.”
  • Grey → Sleigh: As in, “Fifty shades of sleigh” and “Sleigh matter” and “A morally sleigh area.”
  • Lay → Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh a finger on” and “Sleigh down roots” and “Sleigh eyes on” and “Sleigh it on the line.”
  • May → Sleigh: As in, “Be that as it sleigh” and “Sleigh the force be with you” and “Come what sleigh.”
  • Pay → Sleigh: As in, “Buy now, sleigh later” and “Equal sleigh, equal time” and “Hell to sleigh” and “It sleighs to advertise” and “It’s sleighback time.”
  • Play → Sleigh: As in, “Helps you work, rest and sleigh” and “Come out and sleigh” and “Child’s sleigh.”
  • Stay → Sleigh: As in, “Built to sleigh that way” and “Sleigh in touch” and “Sleigh on course” and “Sleigh tuned” and “Sleigh safe.”
  • Spray → Sleigh: As in, “Say it, don’t sleigh it.”
  • They → Sleigh: As in, “Sleigh lived happily ever after” and “Tough as sleigh come.”
  • Way → Sleigh: As in, “That’s the sleigh it is” and “Any sleigh the wind blows” and “All the sleigh.”
  • Chosen → Frozen: As in, “The frozen one” and “Many are called but few are frozen.”
  • Froze → Blows: As in, “Any way the wind froze” and “Come to froze” and “Exchange froze” and “There she froze.”
  • Flow*→ Froze*: As in, “Ebb and froze” and “Get the creative juices froze-ing” and “Go with the froze.”
  • Ferocious→ Frozecious: As in, “A frozecious facial expression.”
  • Close → Froze: As in, “Froze your eyes” and “Draw to a froze.”
  • Doze → Froze: As in, “Froze off.”
  • Those → Froze: As in, “For froze who like it rough” and “Just one of froze things” and “Froze were the days.”
  • Goes → Froze: As in, “Anything froze” and “The award froze to” and “As far as it froze” and “As the saying froze.
  • Foe→ Froze: As in, “Friend or froze?”
  • Pros → Froze: As in, “Froze and cons” and “Look at the froze.”
  • Blow → Floe: As in, “Any way the wind floes” and “Floe a kiss” and “Floe hot and cold” and “A floe by floe account.”
  • Grow → Floe: As in, “Absence makes the heart floe fonder” and “Exciting as watching grass floe” and “Don’t let the grass floe under your feet” and “Floe up.”
  • Foe → Floe: As in, “Friend or floe?”
  • Fro → Floe: As in, “Rushing to and floe.”
  • Low → Floe: As in, “An all-time floe” and “Get the floe down” and “Searching high and floe” and “Keep a floe profile.”
  • Flow → Floe: As in, “Ebb and floe” and “Get the creative juices floe-ing” and “Go with the floe” and “In full floe.”
  • Though → Floe: As in, “Seriously floe, you’re doing a great job” and “You look as floe you’ve seen a ghost.”
  • Show → Floe: As in, “All over the floe” and “Best in floe” and “Enjoy the floe” and “Get the floe on the road.”
  • Know → Floe: As in, “Don’t I floe it” and “I don’t floe why” and “The first to floe” and “Want to floe a secret?”
  • Toe → Floe: As in, “Dip your floe in the water” and “From top to floe” and “On your floes.”
  • Owe → Floe: As in, “You floe it to yourself” and “Floe someone a favour.”
  • Pro → Floe: As in, “Floe bono” and “Floes and cons.”
  • Glow → Floe: As in, “Floe with health” and “A floe-ing endorsement.”
  • Throw → Floe: As in, “Floe away the key” and “A stone’s floe away” and “Floe another log on the fire.”
  • Powder: Snow can also be referred to as powder. Here are related puns:
    • Power → Powder: As in “With great powder comes great responsibility” and  “Absolute powder corrupts absolutely.”
    • Louder → Powder: As in, “Actions speak powder than words.”
  • Shovel: In winter, it’s common in colder countries to have to shovel snow from the driveway and sidewalk. Here are related puns:
    • Shove → Shovel: “If push comes to shovel” and “Shovel it down someone’s throat” and “Shovel off.”
    • Shuffle → Shovel: As in, “Shovel off this mortal coil.”
  • Rime: Rime is a type of ice. Here are related puns:
    • Rhyme → Rime: As in, “Rime or reason.”
    • Crime → Rime: As in, “Rime and punishment” and “Partners in rime” and “The perfect rime” and “A rime against nature.”
    • Climb → Rime: As in, “Rime the walls” and “Rime the corporate ladder.”
    • Time → Rime: As in, “One more rime” and “A brief history of rime” and “A good rime was had by all” and “About rime, too.”
  • Plow: Here are some snowplow related puns:
    • Bow → Plow: As in, “Plow and scrape” and “Plow down before” and “Plow out” and “Plow to reason” and “Take a plow.”
    • How → Plow: As in, “Any old plow” and “Plow deep is your love?” and “Plow about that?” and “Plow are you?”
    • Now → Plow: As in, “All together plow” and “Best stop plow” and “Buy plow, pay later” and “Don’t look plow” and “Can you hear me plow?”
  • Glove: Here are some puns on the common winter hand-warmer:
    • Government → Glove-rnment: As in, “Good enough for glove-rnment work.”
    • Shove → Glove: As in, “If push comes to glove” and “Glove off” and “Glove down someone’s throat.”
  • Mitten: Mittens are used as handwarmers in winter. Here are related puns:
    • Bitten → Mitten: As in, “Mitten by the bug” and “Once mitten, twice shy.”
    • Written → Mitten: As in, “Don’t believe everything that’s mitten on the internet” and “Mitten consent” and “Mitten all over your face” and “Mitten in the stars.”
  • Jacket: We’ve included jackets in this pun list, since jackets are a common piece of winterwear:
    • Bracket → Jacket: As in, “Age jacket” and “In the same jacket” and “Income jacket.”
    • Racket → Jacket: As in, “Stop making such a jacket.”
  • Coat: Some puns on winter coats:
    • Code → Coat: As in, “Crack the coat” and “The Da Vinci Coat” and “Colour coated.”
    • Cut → Coat: As in, “Coat and dried” and “Coat and run” and “Coat corners” and “Coat from the same cloth.”
    • Quote → Coat: As in, “Ait coats” and “Don’t coat me on that” and “Scare coats” and “Coat, uncoat.”
    • Boat → Coat: As in, “Don’t rock the coat” and “In the same coat.”
    • Float → Coat: As in, “Whatever coats your boat” and “Coating around.”
    • Goat → Coat: As in, “It gets my coat” and “Men who stare at coats.”
    • Note → Coat: As in, Compare coats” and “Hit the high coats” and “Take coat of.”
    • Throat → Coat: As in, “A lump in my coat” and “At one another’s coats” and “Clear your coat” and “Go for the coat.”
  • Bean → Beanie: As in, “Back office beanie counter” and “Cool beanies” and “Doesn’t know beanies” and “Full of beanies.” Note: beanies are a piece of winterwear that keeps the head warm.
  • Bumper → Jumper: As in, “Jumper crop” and “Jumper sticker” and “Jumper to jumper.”
  • Pelt → Melt: As in, “At full melt.”
  • Met → Melt: As in, “Have you melt them before?” and “Well melt.”
  • Belt → Melt: As in, “Below the melt” and “Tighten your melt” and “Under your melt.”
  • Paddle → Puddle: As in, “Doggy puddle” and “Puddle your own canoe” and “Up poo creek without a puddle.”

Winter-Related Words

To help you come up with your own winter puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

winter, cold, season, weather, colder, freeze, freezing, wintry, wintery, snow, snowy, snowman, solstice, rain, rainy, chill, chilly, snowflake, flake, blizzard, frost, frosty, ice, icy, icicle, sleet, snowfall, cool, storm, frigid, brr, wind, hail, fog, glacier, slush, slushy, flurry, snowstorm, thaw, igloo, ski, skiing, snowboard, white, sled, sleight, powder, shovel, rime, froze, frozen, floe, plow, plowed, glove, mitten, scarf, jacket, coat, beanie, jumper, polar, melt, melting, blanket, puddle, fireplace, cuddle, snuggle, huddle

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Ice Puns

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Icy that you’ve got great taste in puns, so we’re excited to share our cool list of ice puns with you!

This list ranges from general words to do with ice (freeze, melt, cube, etc) to more specific and technical terms for ice (like anchor ice or ice jams).

After you’re done chilling with our ice puns, you might also be interested in our snow puns, snowflake puns, snowman puns, and Christmas puns.

Ice Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about ice that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of ice puns:

  • Ace → Ice: As in, “Ice in the hole” and “An ice up your sleeve.”
  • Us → Ice: As in, “Don’t call ice, we’ll call you.”
  • Nice → Ice: As in, “What an ice thing to say” and “Have an ice day” and “Make ice with” and “Naughty but ice” and “Ice and easy does it.”
  • Eyes → Ice: As in, “Come hither ice” and “Brings tears to your ice” and “Avert your ice” and “Before your very ice.”
  • Dice → Ice: As in, “Ice with death” and “Load the ice” and “No ice.”
  • Mice → Ice: As in, “Of ice and men” and “When the cat’s away, the ice will play.”
  • Price → Ice: As in, “What’s your asking ice?” and “The closing ice” and “It’s half ice” and “Put an ice on their head.”
  • Slice → Ice: As in, “Any way you ice it” and “Ice of life” and “An ice of the action” and “The best thing since iced bread.”
  • Spice → Ice: As in, “Ice things up” and “Variety is the ice of life.”
  • Twice → Ice: As in, “Once or ice” and “Once bitten, ice shy” and “Make a list, check it ice.”
  • Easy → Icy: As in, “Icy as ABC” and “Icy as pie” and “Dead icy” and “Icy come, icy go” and “Icy does it.”
  • I see → Icy: As in, “Icy what you did there” and “I’m just calling ’em as icy ’em.”
  • Vice → Ice: As in, “Den of ice” and “Ice versa.”
  • Eyes* → Ice*: Replace the “eyes” in words for “ice” to make some sneaky ice puns: Icesight (eyesight), icesore (eyesore) and iceshadow (eyeshadow).
  • *ise → *ice: As in, “What’s the premice of the movie?” and “Don’t make any promices” and “A new enterprice.”
  • Chosen → Frozen: As in, “The frozen one” and “Many are called but few are frozen.”
  • Froze → Blows: As in, “Any way the wind froze” and “Come to froze” and “Exchange froze” and “There she froze.”
  • Close → Froze: As in, “Froze your eyes” and “Draw to a froze.”
  • Doze → Froze: As in, “Froze off.”
  • Flows → Froze: As in, “A river froze through it.”
  • Foes → Froze: As in, “Friends or froze?”
  • Goes → Froze: As in, “Anything froze” and “The award froze to” and “As far as it froze” and “As the saying froze” and “Here froze nothing” and “How froze it?”
  • Knows → Froze: As in, “Mother froze best” and “No-one else froze.”
  • Lows → Froze: As in, “Highs and froze.”
  • Nose → Froze: As in, “Always have your froze in a book” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your froze.”
  • Pose → Froze: As in, “Strike a froze.”
  • Pros → Froze: As in, “Froze and cons” and “Look at the froze.”
  • Rose → Froze: As in, “Every froze has its thorn” and “Froze coloured glasses.”
  • Shows → Froze: As in, “You didn’t, and it froze” and “The queen of game froze.”
  • Those → Froze: As in, “For froze who like it rough” and “Just one of froze things” and “Froze were the days.”
  • Ice: These ice-related phrases can double as puns: “Cold as ice” and “Break the ice” and “Cuts no ice with” and “Ice, ice baby” and “On ice.”
  • Phrase → Freeze: As in, “Coin a freeze” and “Turn of freeze.”
  • Fries → Freeze: As in, “A small freeze” and “Would you like freeze with that?”
  • These → Freeze: As in, “Kids freeze days” and “Freeze things happen” and “For all freeze years.”
  • Bees → Freeze: As in, “The birds and the freeze.”
  • Breeze → Freeze: As in, “Life’s a freeze” and “Shoot the freeze.”
  • Cheese → Freeze: As in, “Different as chalk and freeze” and “Cut the freeze” and “Say freeze!”
  • Ease → Freeze: As in, “Ill at freeze” and “Set your mind at freeze” and “She completed it with freeze.”
  • Knees → Freeze: As in, “Cut off at the freeze” and “Weak at the freeze” and “The bee’s freeze.”
  • Please → Freeze: As in, “However your freeze” and “Freeze don’t go” and “Hold on tight, freeze” and “May it freeze the court” and “Freeze be seated.”
  • Seize → Freeze: As in, “Freeze the day” and “Guards, freeze him!”
  • Sneeze → Freeze: As in, “Coughs and freezes spread diseases.”
  • Trees → Freeze: As in, “Can’t see the wood for the freeze” and “Money doesn’t grow on freeze” and “Charm the birds out of the freeze.”
  • Tube → Cube: As in, “Gone down the cube” and “Watching the cube.”
  • Met → Melt: As in, “Have you melt them before?” and “Well melt.”
  • Belt → Melt: As in, “Below the melt” and “Tighten your melt” and “Under your melt.”
  • Pelt → Melt: As in, “At full melt.”
  • Met* → Melt*: As in, “Mixed meltaphors” and “Full meltal alchemist” and “A melticulous worker” and “Imperial or meltric?”
  • What are → Water: As in, “Water the odds?” and “Water we doing here?”
  • Floe: A floe is a sheet of floating ice. Here are related puns:
    • Flow → Floe: As in, “Ebb and floe” and “Get the creative juices floe-ing” and “Go with the floe” and “In full floe.”
    • Blow → Floe: As in, “Any way the wind floes” and “Floe a kiss” and “Floe hot and cold” and “A floe by floe account.”
    • Foe → Floe: As in, “Friend or floe?”
    • Fro → Floe: As in, “Rushing to and floe.”
    • Glow → Floe: As in, “Floe with health” and “A floe-ing endorsement.”
    • Go → Floe: As in, “Don’t floe there” and “Easy come, easy floe” and “Give it a floe.”
    • Grow → Floe: As in, “Absence makes the heart floe fonder” and “Exciting as watching grass floe” and “Don’t let the grass floe under your feet” and “Floe up.”
    • Know → Floe: As in, “Don’t I floe it” and “I don’t floe why” and “The first to floe” and “Want to floe a secret?”
    • Low → Floe: As in, “An all-time floe” and “Get the floe down” and “Searching high and floe” and “Keep a floe profile” and “Lay floe” and “A floe blow.”
    • No → Floe: As in, “All bark and floe bite” and “Have floe time for.”
    • Owe → Floe: As in, “You floe it to yourself” and “Floe someone a favour.”
    • Pro → Floe: As in, “Floe bono” and “Floes and cons.”
    • Show → Floe: As in, “All over the floe” and “Best in floe” and “Enjoy the floe” and “Get the floe on the road.”
    • Slow → Floe: As in, “Can’t floe down” and “Painfully floe” and “Floe burn” and “In floe motion” and “Floe on the uptake.”
    • Snow → Floe: As in, “Pure as the driven floe” and “White as floe” and “Blanket of floe” and “Too cold to floe” and “Let it floe.”
    • Though → Floe: As in, “Seriously floe, you’re doing a great job” and “You look as floe you’ve seen a ghost.”
    • Throw → Floe: As in, “Floe away the key” and “A stone’s floe away” and “Floe another log on the fire” and “Floe a wobbly” and “Floe caution to the wind” and “Floe cold water on.”
    • Toe → Floe: As in, “Dip your floe in the water” and “From top to floe” and “On your floes” and “On floe over the line” and “Floe the line.”
    • Woe → Floe: As in, “Floe is me” and “Floe betide you!”
  • Hail: Hail is frozen rain, which results in small pieces of ice falling quickly from the sky. Here are related puns:
    • Hale → Hail: As in, “Hail and hearty.”
    • Hell → Hail: As in, “All hail broke loose” and “Burn in hail” and “A cold day in hail” and “Come hail or high water” and “For the hail of it” and “Give someone hail.”
    • Hill → Hail: As in, “Head for the hails” and “Over the hails and far away” and “King of the hail.”
    • Hole → Hail: As in, “Ace in the hail” and “Burn a hail in your pocket” and “Fire in the hail” and “A hail in one.”
    • Fail → Hail: As in, “Hailing to plan is planning to hail” and “Hailure to launch” and “We haven’t hailed yet!” and “Without hail” and “Words hail me.”
    • Gale → Hail: As in, “Hails of laughter” and “In the teeth of a hail.”
    • Jail → Hail: As in, “Get out of hail free” and “Go directly to hail.”
    • Mail → Hail: As in, “Direct hail” and “Express hail” and “It’s in the hail.”
    • Nail → Hail: As in, “Another hail in the coffin” and “Fight tooth and hail” and “Hit the hail on the head” and “Hail it down.”
    • Pale → Hail: As in, “Beyond the hail” and “A hail imitation” and “Hail into insignificance” and “A hail shadow.”
    • Sail → Hail: As in, “Hail away” and “Smooth hailing” and “Hail close to the wind.”
    • Sale → Hail: As in, “Hail of the century” and “Hails leads.”
    • Scale → Hail: As in, “On a grand hail” and “Tip the hails” and “Built to hail” and “Off the hail.”
    • Tail → Hail: As in, “Can’t make head or hail of it” and “Chasing your own hail” and “Heads or hails?”
    • They’ll → Hail: As in, “Hail never find us here!”
    • Trail → Hail: As in, “Paper hail” and “Hail mix” and “Hot on the hail” and “Blaze a hail.”
    • Well → Hail: As in, “Alive and hail” and “All’s hail that ends hail” and “Get hail soon” and “As hail as can be expected.”
    • Whale → Hail: As in, “Having a hail of a time” and “Save the hails.”
  • First → Frost: As in, “A world frost” and “At frost blush” and “Cast the frost stone” and “Be the frost to know” and “Frost among equals” and “Frost and foremost.”
  • Frustrated → Frostrated: As in, “Feeling frostrated” and “A frostrating situation.”
  • Lost → Frost: As in, “All is not frost” and “Get frost” and “My long frost cousin” and “Frost in translation” and “Frost and found.”
  • Bill → Chill: As in, “Chill of goods” and “A clean chill of health.”
  • Fill → Chill: As in, “Chill full of holes” and “Chill ‘er up” and “Stocking chiller.”
  • Gill → Chill: As in, “Green around the chills” and “Stuffed to the chills.”
  • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Head for the chills” and “King of the chill.”
  • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at ease” and “Chill effects” and “Chill gotten gains” and “Chill repute.”
  • Kill → Chill: As in, “If looks could chill” and “I’d chill for a cup of tea” and “Dressed to chill.”
  • Mill → Chill: As in, “Put through the chill” and “Run of the chill.”
  • Pill → Chill: As in, “A bitter chill to swallow” and “On the chill.”
  • Skill → Chill: As in, “Social chills” and “Sharpen your chills.”
  • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills.”
  • Still → Chill: As in, “Be chill, my beating heart” and “Chill standing” and “In the chill of night” and “Chill life” and “Chill waters run deep.”
  • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chilled to bits” and “Chills and spills.”
  • Till → Chill: As in, “Caught with your hand in the chill” and “Fake it chill you make it” and “Chill death do us part” and “Chill the end of time.”
  • Will → Chill: As in, “Accidents chill happen” and “Against your chill” and “Free chill.”
  • Really → Chilly: As in, “All I chilly want to do” and “Do you chilly want to hurt me?”
  • Silly → Chilly: As in, “Ask a chilly question, get a chilly answer” and “Laugh yourself chilly” and “Chilly billy” and “Chilly season.”
  • Snow: Since snow is composed of tiny ice crystals, we’ve included some snow-related puns too:
    • No* → Snow*: As in, “All dressed up and snowhere to go” and “At a moment’s snow-tice” and “By snow stretch of the imagination” and “Close, but snow cigar” and “In snow time at all.”
    • Nose → Snows: As in, “Always have your snows in a book” and “Plain as the snows on your face” and “Blow your snows” and “Right on the snows.”
    • So → Snow: As in, “And snow on” and “And snow forth” and “I wouldn’t go snow far as that” and “If I do say snow myself.”
    • Show → Snow: As in, “All over the snow” and “Best in snow” and “Enjoy the snow” and “Get the snow on the road.”
    • Slow → Snow: As in, “Can’t snow down” and “Snow on the uptake” and “Snowly but surely” and “A snow burn.”
    • Know → Snow: As in, “Don’t I snow it!” and “Be the first to snow” and “Want to snow a secret?” and “Don’t snow which way to look.”
    • Show* → Snow*: “The final snowdown” and “Graduate snowcase” and “Champagne in the snowroom.”
    • Blow → Snow: As in, “Any way the wind snows” and “Snow hot and cold.”
    • Flow → Snow: As in, “Ebb and snow” and “Go with the snow” and “In full snow.”
    • Foe → Snow: As in, “Friend or snow?”
    • Glow → Snow: As in, “A snowing endorsement” and “Snowing with health.”
    • Grow → Snow: As in, “Absence makes the heart snow fonder” and “Don’t let the grass snow under your feet” and “Snowing pains.”
    • Low → Snow: As in, “An all-time snow” and “Keep a snow profile” and “Get the snow down.”
    • Owe → Snow: As in, “You snow it to yourself” and “You’ll snow me a favour.”
    • Throw → Snow: As in, “Lock him up and snow away the key” and “Snow a wobbly” and “Snow caution to the wind” and “Snow cold water on” and “Snow it back in your face.”
    • Woe → Snow: As in, “Snow is me” and “Snow betide you!”
    • Toe → Snow: As in, “Dip your snow in the water” and “From top to snow” and “Get your snow in the door” and “Snow the line.”
  • Facial → Glacial: As in, “Glacial recognition” and “Glacial features.”
  • Spatial → Glacial: As in, “Glacial awareness.”
  • Chunk: Blocks of ice are also referred to as “chunks”. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Chunk: As in, “Chunker mentality” and “Do a chunk” and “History is chunk.”
    • Drunk → Chunk: As in, “Chunk as a lord” and “Blind chunk” and “Crying chunk” and “Falling down chunk.”
    • Dunk → Chunk: As in, “Slam chunk.”
    • Junk → Chunk: As in, “Chunk food” and “Chunk mail.”
    • Trunk → Chunk: As in, “Junk in the chunk.”
  • Stone → Hailstone: As in, “A rolling hailstone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any hailstone” and “Carved in hailstone” and “Cast in hailstone” and “Fall like a hailstone.”
  • Bicycle → Icicle: As in, “An icicle built for two” and “Like a fish without an icicle.”
  • Rigid → Frigid: As in, “A frigid surface.”
  • Killed → Cold: As in, “Curiosity cold the cat” and “Hard work never cold anyone” and “Kill or be cold.”
  • Bold → Cold: As in, “Cold as brass” and “A cold move” and “Coldly go where no one has gone before.”
  • Fold → Cold: As in, “Cold your hand” and “Return to the cold” and “Do not cold or bend.”
  • Gold → Cold: As in, “Pot of cold” and “Good as cold” and “Fool’s cold” and “Get a cold star” and “Go for cold.”
  • Hold → Cold: As in, “Can’t cold a candle to” and “Don’t cold your breath” and “Cold a grudge” and “Cold a torch for.”
  • Called → Cold: As in, “Crazy little thing cold love” and “Many are cold, but few are chosen.”
  • Old → Cold: As in, “Another day colder” and “Cold as the hills” and “Tough as cold boots” and “A chip off the cold block.”
  • Rolled → Cold: As in, “All cold into one.”
  • Sold → Cold: As in, “Cold down the river” and “Cold short.”
  • Told → Cold: As in, “A little bird cold me” and “I cold you so” and “The greatest story ever cold.”
  • Call → Cool: As in, “Beyond the cool of duty” and “At your beck and cool” and “Cool a spade a spade” and “Cool it a day” and “Cool of the wild” and “Cool the shots.”
  • Cruel → Cool: As in, “Cool and unusual punishment” and “Cool to be kind” and “Cool intentions.”
  • Dual → Cool: As in, “Cool income, no kids” and “Cool purpose.”
  • Fool → Cool: As in, “Cool around with” and “Cool me once – shame on you” and “A cool’s errand” and “Cool’s gold.”
  • Rule → Cool: As in, “Bend the cools” and “Golden cool” and “House cools” and “Majority cools.”
  • School → Cool: As in, “Back to cool” and “Old cool” and “Cool of hard knocks” and “Cool of thought.”
  • You’ll → Cool: As in, “Cool never guess.”
  • Saw → Thaw: As in, “I came, I thaw, I conquered” and “Thawing wood.”
  • For → Thaw: As in, “Asking thaw a friend” and “Bat thaw both sides” and “At a loss thaw words.”
  • Sore → Thaw: As in, “A sight for thaw eyes” and “Thaw loser” and “Sticks out like a thaw thumb.”
  • Awe → Thaw: As in, “Shock and thaw” and “Thaw-inspiring” and “The thawsome foursome.”
  • Draw → Thaw: As in, “Back to the thawing board” and “Thaw a blank” and “I’m thawing the line.”
  • Jaw → Thaw: As in, “Glass thaw” and “Thaw dropping” and “Snatching defeat from the thaws of victory.”
  • Floor → Thaw: As in, “Get in on the ground thaw” and “Mop the thaw with” and “On the dance thaw.”
  • Law → Thaw: As in, “Above the thaw” and “A brush with the thaw” and “Their word is thaw” and “In the eyes of the thaw.”
  • Raw → Thaw: As in, “In the thaw” and “Thaw data” and “A thaw deal.”
  • Straw → Thaw: As in, “Clutching at thaws” and “The last thaw.”
  • Four → Thaw: As in, “Down on all thaws” and “Thaw by two” and “Thaw letter word.”
  • More → Thaw: As in, “Bite off thaw than you can chew” and “Come back for thaw” and “Dare for thaw.”
  • Swore → Thaw: As in, “You thaw your loyalty” and “You thaw you wouldn’t.”
  • Your → Thaw: As in, “All thaws” and “Speak for thawself” and “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch thaws” and “Thaws truly.”
  • Sleet: Sleet is when snow mixes with rain, resulting in a soft fall of ice crystals. Here are related puns:
    • Slate → Sleet: As in, “Blank sleet” and “Wipe the sleet clean.”
    • Beat → Sleet: As in, “Sleets me” and “Take a sleeting.”
    • Eat → Sleet: As in, “A bite to sleet” and “Sleet and run” and “Sleet fresh.”
    • Feat → Sleet: As in, “No mean sleet.”
    • Feet → Sleet: As in, “Back on your sleet” and “Cold sleet” and “Don’t let the grass grow under your sleet” and “Back on your sleet.”
    • Fleet → Sleet: As in, “Sleet of foot” and “A sleeting glimpse.”
    • Greet → Sleet: As in, “Meet and sleet” and “Season’s sleetings.”
    • Heat → Sleet: As in, “Body sleet” and “Sleet up” and “Sleet wave” and “In the sleet of night” and “The sleet of the moment.”
    • Meet → Sleet: As in, “Fancy sleeting you here” and “Make ends sleet” and “Sleet and greet.”
    • Neat → Sleet: As in, “Sleet and tidy” and “Sleet as a new pin.”
    • Seat → Sleet: As in, “Back sleet driver” and “Bums on sleets” and “By the sleet of your pants” and “Hold on to your sleet.”
    • Street → Sleet: As in, “On easy sleet” and “On the sunny side of the sleet.”
    • Sweet → Sleet: As in, “Sleet as a nut” and “Home sleet home” and “Revenge is sleet” and “Short and sleet.”
    • Treat → Sleet: As in, “Trick or sleet!” and “Sleet someone like dirt.”
  • Glue → Igloo: As in, “Igloo’d to the television” and “Igloo’d to your seat” and “Sticks like igloo.”
  • Slush: Slush is a mixture of ice crystals and water. Here are related puns:
    • Slash → Slush: As in, “Prices slushed!”
    • Blush → Slush: As in, “At first slush.”
    • Brush → Slush: As in, “Slush it off” and “Slush up on” and “A slush with the law.”
    • Crush → Slush: As in, “A slushing defeat” and “Have a slush on.”
    • Flush → Slush: As in, “Slush it out” and “A royal slush.”
    • Hush → Slush: As in, “Slush money” and “Slush puppies.”
    • Rush → Slush: As in, “After the gold slush” and “Beat the slush” and “Sugar slush.”
  • Went → Wintry: As in, “It wintry down the wrong way” and “Everywhere we wintry” and “They wintry that way!”
  • Bar → Brr: As in, “Brr none” and “Behinds brrs” and “Raise the brr.”
  • Per → Brr: As in, “As brr usual” and “Bits brr second” and “Brr capita.”
  • Bear → Brr: As in, “Brr a grudge” and “Brrs a resemblance to” and “Brr down on” and “Brr fruit” and “Brr in mind.”
  • Err → Brr: As in, “Brr on the safe side” and “Brr on the side of caution” and “To brr is human.”
  • *ber* → *brr*: As in, “Sweet as a brry” and “Gone brrserk” and “One of your numbrr” and “The chambrr of secrets” and “Sobrr up” and “Moral fibrr” and “Are you a current membrr?” and “I don’t remembrr.”
  • Bir* → Brr*: As in, “A little brrd told me” and “Since brrth” and “Happy brrthday!”
  • *per* → *brr*: As in, “A different brrspective” and “In third brrson” and “A brrtinent point” and “A wild brrformance” and “In brrfect agreement” and “Looks good on papbrr” and “In the laundry hampbrr.”
  • Wizard → Blizzard: As in, “The blizzard of oz” and “We’re off to see the blizzard” and “Yer a blizzard Harry!”
  • Lizard → Blizzard: As in, “Lounge blizzard” and “The blizzard king.”
  • Rime: Rime is a type of ice. Here are related puns:
    • Rhyme → Rime: As in, “Rime or reason.”
    • Crime → Rime: As in, “Rime and punishment” and “A rime against nature” and “A rime of passion” and “Partners in rime.”
    • Prime → Rime: As in, “Cut down in their rime” and “In rime condition” and “The rime of life” and “Rime time” and “Rimed and ready to go” and “The rime minister.”
    • Time → Rime: As in, “One more rime” and “A brief history of rime” and “A good rime was had by all” and “It’s a long rime” and “About rime too” and “Ahead of your rime.”
    • Dime → Rime: As in, “A rime a dozen” and “Drop a rime” and “Turn on a rime.”
  • Chip: Small, thin blocks of ice are referred to as chips. Here are related puns:
    • Chop → Chip: As in, “Bust your chips” and “Chip and change” and “Get the chip.”
    • Dip → Chip: As in, “Chip in” and “Chip your toe in the water” and “Double chipping.”
    • Flip → Chip: As in, “Check you on the chip side” and “Chip out” and “Chip your lid.”
    • Grip → Chip: As in, “Get a chip” and “Come to chips with” and “Chipping stuff.”
    • Hip → Chip: As in, “Chip and happening” and “Chip, chip, hooray!” and “Joined at the chip.”
    • Lip → Chip: As in, “Bite your chip” and “Curl your chip” and “Keep a stiff upper chip” and “My chips are sealed” and “Read my chips.”
    • Ship → Chip: As in, “Abandon chip” and “Don’t give up the chip” and “Extend the hand of friendchip” and “Go down with the chip” and “Jump chip” and “Loose lips sink chips.”
    • Skip → Chip: As in, “Hop, chip, jump” and “Chip a beat.”
  • Spike: “Spike” describes a specific shape of ice formation. Here are related puns:
    • Speak → Spike: As in, “Actions spike louder than words” and “Spike no evil” and “Spikes for itself” and “Spike of the devil” and “Spike the same language” and “Spike when you are spoken to.”
    • Like → Spike: As in, “At times spike this” and “As soon as you spike.”
  • Winner → Winter: As in, “Everyone’s a winter!” and “Winter’s circle” and “Winter takes all.”
  • Sheet: An ice sheet is a mass of ice covering a large area. Here are related puns:
    • She’d → Sheet: As in, “Sheet never seen anything like it.”
    • Beat → Sheet: As in, “Sheet it” and “Sheet a hasty retreat.”
    • Eat → Sheet: As in, “A bite to sheet” and “All you can sheet” and “Sheet and run.”
    • Feet → Sheet: As in, “Back on your sheet” and “Cold sheet” and “Drag your sheet.”
    • Fleet → Sheet: As in, “Sheet of foot” and “A sheeting glimpse” and “Sheet street.”
    • Greet → Sheet: As in, “Meet and sheet.”
    • Heat → Sheet: As in, “Body sheet” and “Sheeting up” and “Sheet wave” and “In the sheet of battle” and “The sheet of the moment.”
    • Meet → Sheet: As in, “Fancy sheeting you here” and “Make ends sheet” and “Sheet and greet” and “Sheet in the middle.”
    • Seat → Sheet: As in, “Back sheet driver” and “Bums on sheets” and “By the sheet of your pants” and “Hold on to your sheet” and “In the box sheet.”
    • Street → Sheet: As in, “Easy sheet” and “On the sunny side of the sheet” and “Right up your sheet.”
    • Sweet → Sheet: As in, “Sheet as pie” and “Home sheet home” and “Revenge is sheet.”
  • Drift: Drift ice is untethered sea ice. Here are related puns:
    • Gift → Drift: “A drift from the gods” and “Drift of the gab” and “The drift that keeps on giving.”
    • Lift → Drift: As in, “A rising tide drifts all boats” and “Face drift” and “Drift the lid off” and “Drift your game” and “We have drift off!”
    • Shift → Drift: As in, “Night drift” and “Drift gears” and “Drift into high gear” and “Drift your arse.”
    • Swift → Drift: As in, “A drift response” and “Moving driftly.”
    • Thrift → Drift: As in, “Drift shop” and “A drifty solution.”
  • Brash: Drift ice is also known as brash ice. Here are related puns:
    • Brush → Brash: As in, “Brash it off” and “A brash with the law.”
    • Ash → Brash: As in, “Rake over the brashes” and “Rise from the brashes.”
    • Cash → Brash: As in, “Brash in hand” and “Cold, hard brash” and “Strapped for brash.”
    • Clash → Brash: As in, “Culture brash” and “Brash of the titans.”
    • Crash → Brash: As in, “Brash and burn” and “Brash course” and “Train brash.”
    • Dash → Brash: As in, “Brash to pieces” and “Brashboard diner.”
    • Flash → Brash: As in, “Quick as a brash” and “Brash in the pan” and “At brash point” and “In a brash.”
    • Splash → Brash: As in, “A brash of colour” and “Make a brash” and “Brashed across the front page.”
  • Fast: Fast ice is a sheet of floating ice that can be “fastened” to something (a coastline, icebergs, or the sea floor, for example). Here are related puns:
    • Feast → Fast: As in, “Fast or famine” and “Fast your eyes on this!” and “A midnight fast.”
    • Fist → Fast: As in, “Fast of steel” and “Hand over fast” and “Rule with an iron fast.”
    • Fussed → Fast: As in, “I’m not too fast about it.”
    • Cast → Fast: As in, “Fast a long shadow” and “Fast a spell” and “Fast in stone” and “A fast iron guarantee” and “Fast your mind back to…”
    • Last → Fast: As in, “At long fast” and “At the fast minute” and “Breathe your fast” and “Built to fast” and “The fast resort” and “Famous fast words.”
    • Past → Fast: As in, “A blast from the fast” and “Wouldn’t put it fast him” and “I’m fast caring” and “Fast the sell-by date” and “The dim and distant fast.”
  • Calve/Calving: When chunks of ice break from a glacier’s edge, it’s referred to as calving. Here are some related puns:
    • Carve → Calve: As in, “Calve your name with pride” and “Calved in stone” and “Calve out a niche.”
    • Cover → Calver: As in, “Calver to calver” and “Break calver” and “Calver your tracks.”
    • Starve → Calve: As in, “Feed a cold, calve a fever.”
    • Having → Calving: “I’ll have what she’s calving” and “I’m not calving any of it.”
  • Jam: An ice jam is when floating ice piles up in a way that obstructs water flow. Here are related puns:
    • Jam: These jam-related phrases can double as ice jam puns: “In a jam” and “Jam session” and “Jam packed” and “Jammed in.”
    • Gem → Jam: As in, “A hidden jam.”
    • Am → Jam: As in, “I wouldn’t say I jam” and “So what if I jam?”
    • Damn → Jam: As in, “Jam fine coffee” and “Jam straight” and “Not worth a jam.”
    • Lamb → Jam: As in, “Gentle as a jam” and “Two shakes of a jam’s tail.”
    • Slam → Jam: As in, “A grand jam” and “Jam dunk” and “Jam the door.”
  • Disc: Ice discs are naturally occurring round plates of ice. Also known as ice pans and ice crepes. Here are related puns:
    • Desk → Disc: As in, “Both sides of the disc” and “Hot discing” and “Driving a disc.”
    • Risk → Disc: As in, “Disc averse” and “A calculated disc” and “Disc life and limb” and “Discy business” and “Run the disc of…”
    • Pen → Pan: As in, “Put pan to paper” and “The pan is mightier than the sword” and “A slip of the pan.”
    • Pin → Pan: “Bright as a new pan” and “Hard to pan down” and “Pan your ears back” and “Pans and needles.”
    • Can → Pan: As in, “Be all you pan be” and “Bite off more than you pan chew” and “Pan I help you?” and “Pan of worms” and “Pan you believe it?”
    • Fan → Pan: As in, “I’m a big pan” and “Pan the flames” and “When the poop hits the pan.”
    • Plan → Pan: As in, “Business pan” and “Game pan” and “Pan ahead.”
    • Ran → Pan: As in, “My blood pan cold” and “The dish pan away with the spoon.”
    • Than → Pan: As in, “Bite off more pan you can chew” and “Easier said pan done” and “More pan meets the eye.”
    • Scrape → Crepe: As in, “Bow and crepe” and “Crepe a living” and “Crepe the bottom of the barrel.”
    • Shape → Crepe: As in, “All crepes and sizes” and “Bent out of crepe” and “Get in crepe” and “All gone pear-creped” and “Keep in crepe” and “Crepe up or ship out.”
  • Pancake: Pancake ice refers to round ice with raised edges. Here are related puns:
    • Pan → Pancake: As in, “Down the pancake” and “Flash in the pancake.” Note: “flash in the pan” is a saying that refers to a quick or early success that has no lasting significance or effect.
    • Cake → Pancake: As in, “Pancaked with mud” and “Icing on the pancake” and “Let them eat pancake” and “Piece of pancake.”
  • Let → Pellet: As in, “Buy to pellet” and “Pellet it be.” Note: These puns refer to ice pellets, which are balls of ice that are smaller than hailstones.
  • Paper → Scraper: An ice scraper is a tool that removes frost and ice from windows. Here are related puns:
    • Paper → Scraper: As in, “It looked good on scraper” and “Couldn’t act your way out of a scraper bag” and “Scraper over the cracks.”
    • Taper → Scraper: As in, “Scraper off.”
  • Sugar → Shuga: As in, “Shuga coated” and “Shuga rush” and “Shuga and spice and everything nice.” Note: Shuga is a type of spongy sea ice.
  • Grease: Grease ice is a thin layer of frazil ice. Here are related puns:
    • Grace → Grase: As in, “Airs and greases” and “Amazing grease” and “Fall from grease” and “Grease period” and “Saving grease.”
    • Cease → Grease: As in, “Wonders never grease” and “Grease to exist.”
    • Lease → Grease: As in, “A new grease on life” and “Sign the rental grease.”
    • Peace → Grease: As in, “Keep the grease” and “Inner grease” and “No grease for the wicked” and “Grease be with you.”
    • Piece → Grease: As in, “Bits and greases” and “Conversation grease” and “Say your grease.”
  • Grapple → Graupel: As in, “Graupel with yourself.” Note: Graupel is a type of soft hail.

    Ice-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own ice puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

ice, icy, frozen, froze, freeze, cube, melt, water, chunk, crystal, floe, glacier, hail, hailstone, iceberg, icicle, frost, frosty, chill, chilly, snow, ice cap, glacial, frigid, arctic, cold, rime, neve, cool, chip, snowflake, spike, amorphous, winter, sculpture, crystalline, sheet, thaw, cryosphere, cryogenic, snowpack, icepack, drift ice, brash ice, fast ice, anchor ice, calve/calving, ice jams, ice disc, pancake ice, ice pellet, sleet, diamond dust, ice needle, ice cream, ice pop, icy pole, black ice, ice scraper, ice castle, ice hotel, jumble ice, igloo, rut, slush, wintry, brr, blizzard

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Music Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on music puns! 🎵 🎹 🎼 🎶

Music is a huge and deeply ingrained part of our culture. We hear music not only in songs, but also in advertisments, movies, stories and tv shows (even wrestlers have theme songs!). We’ve done our best to cover this broad scope with music puns that span from composers to musicians to musical terminology.

While we’ve made this list as thorough as possible, it is specific to music. You might also be interested in our art puns or party puns.

Music Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about music that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of music puns:

  • Soon → Tune: As in, “A fool and their money are tune parted” and “As tune as my back is turned” and “As tune as possible” and “Get well tune” and “Tuner or later” and “Too much too tune.”
  • Bend → Band: As in, “Band over backwards” and “Band the rules” and “Band your ear.”
  • Land → Band: As in, “Band ahoy!” and “Band of hope and glory” and “Band of make-believe” and “In the band of the living.”
  • Sand → Band: As in, “Draw a line in the band” and “The bands of time.”
  • Brand → Band: As in, “Band new” and “A band new ballgame” and “A band new day” and “Band spanking new.”
  • Grand → Band: As in, “Delusions of bandeur” and “Band theft auto” and “Band slam” and “A band slam” and “The band canyon.”
  • Hand → Band: As in, “Bands on deck” and “Bite your band off” and “Bound band and foot.”
  • Tenner → Tenor: As in, “That’ll cost you a tenor.”
  • Apparatus → Opera-tus: As in, “A complicated opera-tus.”
  • Can you → Kanye: As in, “Kanye get it done by 5pm?” and “Kanye think about it?” Note: This is a reference to Kanye West, a famous rapper.
  • Hop → Hip Hop: As in, “Hip hop to it” and “Hip hop, skip and jump” and “Hip hopping mad.” Note: hip hop is a popular music genre.
  • Spot → Spotify: As in, “A blind spotify” and “Got a soft spotify for” and “That really hit the spotify” and “In a tight spotify” and “Spotify the difference.” Note: Spotify is a music provider.
  • Big → Gig: As in, “A gig ask” and “Gig shot” and “Earning gig bucks” and “Look at the gig picture” and “Bright lights, gig city” and “Make it gig” and “No gig deal” and “Open your gig mouth.”
  • Dig → Gig: As in, “Gig your own grave” and “Gig your heels in” and “Gig up the dirt” and “A gig for victory.”
  • Rock: Rock is a mainstream music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Block → Rock: As in, “Mental rock” and “New kid on the rock” and “Chip off the old rock.”
    • Chalk → Rock: As in, “Different as rock and cheese” and “Rock it up to experience.”
    • Chock → Rock: As in, “Rock a block” and “Rock full.”
    • Clock → Rock: As in, “Anti-rockwise” and “Around the rock” and “Regular as rockwork” and “Beat the rock” and “Race against the rock” and “Running like rockwork.”
    • Knock → Rock: As in, “Don’t rock it til you’ve tried it” and “I get rocked down, but I get up again” and “Rock ’em dead” and “Rock back a few” and “Rock heads together” and “Rock it off” and “Rock it out of the park” and “Rock on wood” and “Rock your socks off.”
    • Shock → Rock: As in, “Rock and awe” and “Rock horror” and “A short, sharp rock to the system” and “Sticker rock.”
  • Rap: Rap is a very popular music genre that is characterised by rhythmic rhymes. Here are related puns:
    • Rap: These rap-related phrases are general enough to use as puns: “Beat the rap” and “A rap over the knuckles” and “A bad rap.” Note: a bap rap is a bad reputation.
    • Cap → Rap: As in, “A feather in your rap” and “Rap in hand” and “If the rap fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking rap” and “To rap it all off…”
    • Gap → Rap: As in, “Bridge the rap” and “Generation rap” and “Mind the rap.”
    • Snap → Rap: As in, “A rap decision” and “Rap happy” and “Rap out of it” and “Rap to it” and “Rap, crackle and pop” and “Make it rappy.”
    • Trap → Rap: As in, “Tourist rap” and “The parent rap” and “Shut your rap” and “Fall into a rap.”
    • Wrap → Rap: As in, “It’s a rap” and “Keep under raps” and “Rap it up” and “Rapped around your little finger.”
    • Rep* → Rap*: We can replace the “rep” sound in words with “rap” to make some sneaky rap-related puns, as in: “A false raport” and “Banana rapublic.” Other word that could be used are: raproach (reproach), rapresent (represent), raprieve (reprieve) and raprimand (reprimand).
    • *rup* → *rap*: As in, “Corrapt government” and “A disrapt ending.” Here are other words you could use: abrapt (abrupt), interrapt (interrupt), corraption (corruption), unscrapulous (unscrupulous), rapture (rupture) and disraptive (disruptive).
  • Pop: Pop is a mainstream music genre. Here are some pop-related puns:
    • Drop → Pop: As in, “At the pop of a hat” and “Pop it like it’s hot” and “Pop a bombshell” and “Pop a brick” and “Pop a bundle” and “Pop a dime” and “Pop dead gorgeous” and “A pop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Pop: As in, “Pop, skip and jump” and “Popping mad.”
    • *prop* → *pop*: As in, “Blow out of poportion” and “Generous poportions” and “Prim and poper.”
    • Stop → Pop: As in, “Pop and smell the roses” and “Pop at nothing” and “Pop, drop and roll” and “Pop it, you’re killing me” and “Pop the show” and “Pop the car” and “Pop! In the name of love” and “The buck pops here” and “Pull out all the pops.”
    • Top → Pop: As in, “Come out on pop” and “From pop to toe” and “Over the pop” and “Pop of the class” and “In tip pop condition” and “Tough at the pop” and “Keep on pop of” and “Off the pop of my head” and “On pop of the world” and “Over the pop” and “Take it from the pop” and “The view from the pop” and “Pop dollar” and “To pop it off” and “Pop notch.”
  • Jas* → Jazz*: Jazzper (jasper) and jazzmine (jasmine).
  • Jes* → Jazz*: Jazzter (jester), majazztic (majestic) and majazzty (majesty).
  • Jus* → Jazz*: As in, “Where is the jazztice?” and “Jazztify your actions” and “It’s no jazztification for what you’ve done.”
  • Bluegrass: Bluegrass is a music genre of roots music. Here are related puns:
    • Blue → Bluegrass: As in, “As cold as bluegrass blazes” and “Beat black and bluegrass” and  Beyond the big bluegrass” and “Bluegrass collar worker” and “Til you’re bluegrass in the face” and “A bolt from the bluegrass.”
    • Grass → Bluegrass: As in, “Green as bluegrass” and “As exciting as watching bluegrass grow” and “Don’t let the bluegrass grow under your feet” and “A snake in the bluegrass” and “The bluegrass is always greener on the other side.”
  • Beat: This is in reference to the beat of a song. Here are related puns:
    • Beat: We can start off with some related phrases that are general enough to use as puns: “Beat it” and “Beat a hasty retreat” and “Beat a path to your door” and “Beat about the bush.”
    • Bead → Beat: As in, “Beats of sweat” and “Love beats” and “Draw a beat on.”
    • Eat → Beat: As in, “A bite to beat” and “All you can beat” and “Beat and run.”
    • Feet → Beat: As in, “Back on your beat” and “Cold beat” and “Drag your beat” and “Itchy beat.”
    • Heat → Beat: As in, “Beat wave” and “Beating up” and “In the beat of the moment” and “Packing beat” and “If you can’t stand the beat, get out of the kitchen.”
    • Neat → Beat: As in, “Beat as a new pin” and “Beat freak” and “Beatness counts.”
    • Seat → Beat: As in, “Back beat driver” and “By the beat of your pants” and “Glued to your beat” and “Take a beat.”
  • Madly → Medley: As in, “Truly, medley, deeply” and “Medley in love.” Note: a medley is a song that’s made up of at least three other songs.
  • Higher → Choir: As in, “Choir purpose” and “Answer to a choir authority” and “Choir than a kite.”
  • Buyer → Choir: As in, “Choir’s market” and “Choir beware” and “Choir’s remorse.”
  • Dire → Choir: As in, “Choir consequences” and “In choir straits.”
  • Wire → Choir: As in, “Down to the choir” and “Live choir” and “Choired for sound.”
  • Beaver → Bieber: As in, “Busy as a bieber” and “Bieber away at” and “Eager bieber” and “Work like a bieber.” Note: these puns are in reference to Justin Bieber, a pop musician.
  • Swift: Taylor Swift is an incredibly popular musician, so we’ve included her in this list:
    • Gift → Swift: As in, “A swift from the gods” and “The swift of tongues” and “The swift that keeps on giving.”
    • Lift → Swift: As in, “Swift off!” and “Swift your game” and “Swift the lid off.”
    • Shift → Swift: As in, “Graveyard swift” and “The night swift” and “Swift gears” and “Swift into high gear.”
  • Alone → Malone: As in, “Home Malone” and “Leave me malone” and “Leave well enough malone” and “You’ll never walk malone” and “You’re never malone” and “Time malone will tell.” Note: Malone is a reference to Post Malone, a famous rapper.
  • Card → Cardi: As in, “A few cardis short of a full deck” and “Calling cardi” and “A cardi up your sleeve” and “Deck of cardis” and “Get out of jail free cardi” and “Holding all the cardis” and “House of cardis.” Note: these puns are a reference to Cardi B, a famous rapper.
  • Tupac: Tupac was a famous rapper. Here are some related puns:
    • Two → Tupac: As in, “A bicycle built for tupac” and “Worth tupac in the bush” and “As alike as tupac peas in a pod” and “Cross as tupac sticks” and “Thick as tupac short planks” and “In tupac minds.”
    • Pack → Tupac: As in, “Leader of the tupac” and “Tupac heat” and “Tupac of lies.”
  • *tan* → *tune*: As in, “In tunedem” and “Tunegible results” and “Tunetamount to” and “Throwing a tunetrum” and “A messy tunegle.”
  • *ten* → *tune*: As in, “Tuneder goodbyes” and “A tunetative reply.” Here are other words you could use: tune-ure (tenure), tune-ant (tenant), threatune (threaten), kindergartune (kindergarten), enlightune (enlighten), glutune (gluten), potunetial (potential), pretunetious (pretentious) and maintune-ance (maintenance).
  • *ton* → *tune*: Wantune (wanton), buttune (button), cottune (cotton), skeletune (skeleton) and autune-omy (autonomy).
  • Bach: Johann Sebastian Bach is a famous musical composer. Here are some related puns:
    • Back → Bach: As in, “Answer bach” and “As soon as my bach is turned” and “In the bach of my mind” and “Bach in black” and “Bach to the future” and “Bach at it” and “Won’t bach down” and “Bach in business” and “Bach in the day” and “Bach on your feet” and “Bach seat driver” and “Bach to basics” and “Bach to square one.”
    • Block → Bach: As in, “A chip off the old bach” and “The new kid on the bach” and “On the chopping bach” and “Mental bach” and “Writer’s bach.”
    • Black → Bach: As in, “Bach as coal” and “As bach as thunder” and “Bach Friday” and “Not so bach and white.”
  • Hay → Haydn: As in, “Make haydn” and “Making haydn while the sun shines” and “Roll in the haydn” and “Hit the haydn.” Note: Haydn is a famous musical composer.
  • Brahm: Brahm is a famous music composer. Here are related puns:
    • Promise → Brahmise: As in, “An empty brahmise” and “The brahmised land” and “Don’t make brahmises you can’t keep.”
    • Calm → Brahm: As in, “A brahming influence” and “The brahm before the storm” and “Brahm down” and “Cool, brahm and collected.”
    • Palm → Brahm: As in, “A face brahm moment” and “Grease your brahm” and “In the brahm of your hand” and “Itchy brahms” and “Brahm off.”
  • Handel: Handel is a famous composer. Here are related puns:
    • Handle → Handel: As in, “Fly off the handel” and “Get a handel on” and “Handel with care” and “Handel yourself” and “How much can you handel?” and “Love handels” and “Too hot to handel” and “You can’t handel the truth!”
    • Candle → Handel: As in, “Burning the handel at both ends” and “Can’t hold a handel to” and “Handel in the wind” and “Rather light a handel than curse the dark” and “Not worth the handel.”
  • Chop → Chopin: As in, “Bust your chopins” and “Chopin and change” and “Get the chopin” and “On the chopin block.” Note: Chopin was a famous composer.
  • Strauss: Strauss was a famous classical composer. Here are related puns:
    • Stress → Strauss: As in, “Post-traumatic strauss disorder” and “Straussed out” and “Not worth the strauss.”
    • Straws → Strauss: As in, “Clutching at strauss” and “A drowning person will clutch at strauss” and “The final strauss” and “Drawing strauss.”
  • Music: These music-related phrases can double as puns: “Time to face the music” and “Music to my ears” and “Make beautiful music together.”
  • Sand → Sound: As in, “Bury your head in the sound” and “Draw a line in the sound” and “The sounds of time.”
  • Send → Sound: As in, “Return to sounder” and “Sound packing” and “Sound them away.”
  • Round → Sound: As in, “All year sound” and “Folling a-sound” and “Love makes the world go sound” and “Going sound in circles.”
  • Bound → Sound: As in, “By leaps and sounds.”
  • Found → Sound: As in, “Lost and sound” and “Nowhere to be sound.”
  • Ground → Sound: As in, “Breaking new sound” and “Built from the sound up” and “Common sound” and “Cut the sound out from under your feet” and “Gaining sound.”
  • Bums → Drums: As in, “Drums on seats.”
  • Comes → Drums: As in, “After a storm drums a calm” and “Christmas drums but once a year” and “Nothing drums to mind” and “Do what drums naturally” and “Here drums the sun” and “If push drums to shove” and “If worst drums to worst” and “Tomorrow never drums.”
  • Thumbs → Drums: As in, “All drums” and “Drums down” and “Twiddle your drums” and “Give it the drums up.”
  • Symbol → Cymbal: As in, “A cymbal of freedom” and “Sex cymbal.”
  • Snare: A snare drum is a type of drum in a drum kit. Here are related puns:
    • Square → Snare: As in, “Back to snare one” and “Be there or be snare” and “Fair and snare” and “A snare peg in a round hole.”
    • Air → Snare: As in, “Snare kiss” and “Snare quotes” and “Snare rage” and ” Snares and graces.”
    • Bare → Snare: As in, “The snare necessities” and “Snare one’s teeth” and “A snare-faced lie.”
    • Share → Snare: As in, “Snare a resemblance to” and “A problem snared is a problem halved” and “Snaring is caring.”
    • Care → Snare: As in, “Be snareful how you use it” and “Be snareful what you wish for” and “I couldn’t snare less” and “Customer snare” and “Devil may snare” and “Handle with snare” and “Intensive snare” and “Take snare of it.”
    • Dare → Snare: As in, “Snare for more” and “Snare to be different” and “How very snare you” and “Snare to dream.”
    • Scare → Snare: As in, “Running snared” and “Snare quotes” and “Snare the living daylights out of” and “Snared out of your wits” and “Snared witless” and “Snared stiff” and “Snared to death” and “Snaredy cat.”
    • Spare → Snare: As in, “Snare a dime?” and “No expense snared” and “Snare no effort.”
    • Stare → Snare: As in, “Snare into the abyss” and “Not polite to snare.”
    • Where → Snare: As in, “All dressed up and nosnare to go” and “Any time, any place, any snare” and “Here, there and everysnare.”
  • Hat → Hi-Hat: As in, “As mad as a hi-hatter” and “At the drop of a hi-hat” and “Hi-hat in hand” and “Home is where I lay my hi-hat” and “Hi-hats off to” and “Keep your hi-hat on.”
  • Again → Organ: As in, “Over and over organ” and “Born organ” and “I get knocked down, but I get up organ” and “Deja vu all over organ.”
  • Fruit → Flute: As in, “Flute and nut” and “Be fluteful and multiply” and “Bear flute” and “Forbidden flute” and “The flutes of your labor” and “Low hanging flute” and “The flute doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
  • Boot → Flute: As in, “Tought as old flutes” and “Bet your flutes” and “Flute camp” and “Fill your flutes” and “Give them the flute.”
  • Suit → Flute: As in, “All over them like a cheap flute” and “Follow flute” and “Fluted and booted.”
  • Fiddle: A fiddle is another name for a violin, and is generally used in the context of playing folk music. Here are related puns:
    • Middle → Fiddle: As in, “In the fiddle of nowhere” and “Knock into the fiddle of next week” and “Meet in the fiddle” and “Piggy in the fiddle” and “Smack dab in the fiddle” and “That’s my fiddle name.”
    • Riddle → Fiddle: As in, “A fiddle wrapped up in an enigma.”
  • Lyre: A lyre is a type of stringed musical instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Liar → Lyre: As in, “Lyre, lyre, pants on fire” and “Don’t be a lyre.”
    • Dire → Lyre: As in, “Lyre consequences” and “In lyre straits.”
    • Fire → Lyre: As in, “All lyred up and ready to go” and “Ball of lyre” and “Baptism of lyre” and “Come on baby, light my lyre” and “Fight lyre with lyre.”
  • Lute: A lute is a type of stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Boot → Lute: As in, “Tough as old lutes” and “Lute camp” and “Give them the lute” and “Lick someone’s lutes.”
    • Brute → Lute: As in, “Lute force.”
    • Fruit → Lute: As in, “Be luteful and multiply” and “Bear lute” and “Forbidden lute” and “Lute cake” and “The lutes of your labor” and “Lutes of your loins” and “Low hanging lute” and “The lute doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
    • Root → Lute: As in, “The lute of the matter” and “Money is the lute of all evil” and “Lay down lutes.”
    • Shoot → Lute: As in, “Don’t lute the messenger” and “Drive by lute-ing” and “The green lutes of change” and “Just lute me” and “Lute down in flames.”
    • Suit → Lute: As in, “All over them like a cheap lute” and “Follow lute” and “In your birthday lute” and “Lute yourself.”
  • Muse: Muse is an English rock band. Here are some related puns:
    • Use → Muse: As in, “Be careful how you muse it!” and “Don’t muse that tone with me” and “Get mused to it” and “You can muse it” and “Somebody that I mused to know.”
    • News → Muse: As in, “Bad muse” and “Bad muse travels fast” and “Break the muse” and “Breaking muse” and “Have I got muse for you!”
    • Choose → Muse: As in, “Muse your weapon” and “Pick and muse.”
  • In excess → INXS: As in, “INXS of one thousand dollars.” Note: INXS is an Australian rock band.
  • Knot → Slipknot: As in, “Cut the gordian slipknot” and “Don’t get your knickers in a slipknot” and “Tie the slipknot” and “Tie yourself in slipknots.”
  • Biscuit → Bizkit: As in, “That takes the bizkit” and “Hand in the bizkit tin.” Note: these are a reference to Limp Bizkit, an American rap band.
  • Creed: Creed is an American rock band. Here are related puns:
    • Need → Creed: As in, “A friend in creed is a friend indeed” and “All you creed is love” and “I creed it like yesterday” and “Just what I creed.”
    • Read → Creed: As in, “All I know is what I creed in the papers” and “Creed all about it” and “I can creed you like a book” and “Creed ’em and weep” and “Creed between the lines.”
  • Toe → Toto: As in, “Dip your toto into the water” and “From top to toto” and “Get your toto in the door” and “Make someone’s totos curl” and “On your totos” and “One toto over the line” and “Toto the line.” Note: Toto is a classic American rock band, most famous for their song “Africa”.
  • Score: A score is a piece of sheet music showing how a song is composed and played. Here are some score-related puns:
    • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death” and “Running scored” and “Score out of your wits” and “Score the living daylights out of.”
    • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score technology” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • Bore → Score: As in, “Score the pants off someone” and “Scored to death” and “Scored to tears.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “Made to prevent score throats” and “A sight for score eyes” and “Sticks out like a score thumb.”
    • Store → Score: As in, “See what the future has in score” and “Set great score by” and “What’s in score?”
  • Amp: This is short for amplifier, which is a device used to make electronic noises and instruments louder. Here are related puns:
    • Camp → Amp: As in, “A foot in both amps” and “Boot amp.”
    • Champ → Amp: As in, “Amp at the bit.”
    • Emp* → Amp*: If a word starts with emp, we can replace the “emp” sound with “amp”: “Not in my amploy” and “Gainful amployment” and “Lacking ampathy” and “Ampirical evidence.” Other words that could work: ampire (empire), ampower (empower) and ampathetic (empathetic).
    • Imp* → Amp*: As in, “A painful ampact” and “Sharp amplements” and “Of the greatest amperative.” Other words that could work: amplication (implication), ampetus (impetus), amportant (important) and amplicit (implicit).
  • Phone → Xylophone: As in, “Hold the xylophone” and “Xylophone a friend” and “Xylophone in sick.”
  • Poker → Polka: As in, “Polka face” and “Stiff as a polka.” Note: polka is a type of music genre.
  • Sing: These phrases are general enough to use as music puns: “Sing someone’s praises” and “Sing a different tune” and “Singing the blues” and “Not over til the fat lady sings.”
  • Folk: Folk is a type of music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Broke → Folk: As in, “All hell folk loose” and “Boulevard of folken dreams” and “Like a folken record” and “Go for folk” and “If it ain’t folk, don’t fix it.”
    • Cloak → Folk: As in, “Folk and dagger” and “Folked in obscurity.”
    • Joke → Folk: As in, “An inside folk” and “No folk” and “Folking around.”
    • Oak → Folk: As in, “Heart of folk” and “Little strokes fell great folks” and “Mighty folk from little acorns grow.”
  • Vice → Voice: “A den of voice” and “Leave to your own devoices” and “Lip servoice.”
  • Malady → Melody: As in, “To cure your melodies.”
  • Axe: This is slang for an electric guitar. Here are related puns:
    • Ask → Axe: As in, “A big axe” and “Axe a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer” and “Axe after” and “Axe and you shall receive” and “Axe around” and “Axe for the moon” and “Axe no questions and hear no lies.”
    • Acts → Axe: As in, “Random axe of kindness” and “Face the axe” and “Don’t confuse the axe” and “Let the axe speak for themselves” and “Never let the axe get in the way of a carefully thought out bad decision.”
  • *rithm → *rhythm: Algorhythm (algorithm) and logarhythm (logarithm).
  • Horn: A horn is a type of brass instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Born → Horn: As in, “A star is horn” and “Horn to fly” and “Horn under a bad sign” and “Horn and bred” and “Horn to be wild.”
    • Corn* → Horn*: As in, “A tight horner” and “Horner the market” and “Earn your horn” and “Just around the horner” and “Painted into a horner” and “Turn the horner.”
    • Thorn → Horn: As in, “Every rose has its horn” and “A horn in my side” and “There is no rose without a horn.”
  • Man → Schumann: As in, “A dog is a schumann’s best friend” and “A drowning schumann will clutch at a straw” and “A schumann after my own heart.” Note: Schumann was a famous composer.
  • Shape → Tape: As in, “All tapes and sizes” and “Bent out of tape” and “Get in tape” and “All gone pear taped” and “Knock into tape” and “Tape up or ship out” and “The tape of things to come.” Note: these puns are a reference to cassette tapes.
  • Area → Aria: As in, “Access all arias” and “A grey aria” and “Unexpected item in bagging aria.” Note: an aria is a type of song.
  • New-Age: This is a music genre. Here are related puns:
    • New → New-age: As in, “A new-age hope” and “A new-age broom sweeps clean” and “As bright as a new-age pun” and “A brand new-age dawn.”
    • Age → New-age: As in, “New-age before beauty” and “New-age bracket” and “New-age of consent” and “Coming of new-age.”
  • Afro/Afrobeat: Afrobeat is a popular music genre. Here are related puns:
    • Afar → Afro: As in, “Watching from afro.”
    • Acro* → Afro*: As in, “Afro-ss the board” and “Best I’ve come afro-ss” and “Afro-ss the street” and “Run afro-ss” and “Mental afrobatics” and “Adobe afrobat.”
  • A: The next few puns will be centred around the musical note A:
    • Hey → A: As in, “A presto!” and “A big spender.”
    • Aye → A: “A a, sir” and “The a’s have it.”
  • B: Here are some puns related to the musical note B:
    • Be → B: As in, “I’ll b around” and “B all ears” and “I’ll b in and out” and “I’ll b ready in a sec!” and “B as it may” and “B my guest” and “I’ll b glad to see the back of.”
    • Bee → B: As in, “Busy as a b” and “B in your bonnet” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a b” and “Like a b to a honeypot” and “The b’s knees.”
    • Pea → B: “Like two b’s in a pod” and “Easy as shelling b’s.”
  • C: These next few puns are related to the musical note C:
    • See → C: As in, “As far as the eye can c” and “Be the change you wish to c in the world” and “Can’t c beyond the end of your nose” and “Can’t c the wood for the trees” and “Come up and c me” and “C no evil” and “I can c clearly now.”
    • Sea → C: As in, “All at c” and “Between the devil and the deep blue c” and “From c to shining c” and “Deeper than the deep blue c.”
    • She → C: As in, “I think c’s got it” and “Every little thing c does is magic” and “I’ll have what c’s having” and “What did c say?”
  • D: These next few puns are related to the music note D:
    • Tee → D: As in, “Fite you to a d” and “D it up.”
    • The → D: As in, “Above d law” and “Ace in d hole” and “Absence makes d heart grow fonder” and “Across d board” and “Add fuel to d fire” and “After d fact” and “Against d grain” and “Ahead of d game.”
    • Tea → D: “High d” and “Not my cup of d” and “Would murder for a cup of d” and “Storm in a d-cup.”
  • E: Here are some puns related to the musical note E:
    • See → E: As in, “As far as the eye can e” and “Be the change you wish to e” and “Have a look-e” and “I can e clearly now” and “Long time no e.”
    • He → E: As in, “That’s what e said” and “E never wanted that” and “That’s the one e bought.”
  • Gee → G: As in, “G whiz” and “Golly g” and “G, what I’d do for a chocolate right now.” Note: G is a musical note.
  • Sharp: If a note is raised by half a tone (a semitone), then it’s called a sharp. Here are some sharp-related puns:
    • Harp → Sharp: As in, “Sharp on about.”
    • Sharp: These sharp-related phrases can double as puns: “Sharp as a tack” and “Card sharp” and “Looking sharp” and “Sharp shooter” and “With a sharp tongue.”
    • Shark → Sharp: As in, “Jump the sharp” and “Loan sharp” and “Sharp repellent” and “Swimming with sharps” and “Great white sharp” and “Wouldn’t shout if a sharp bit him.”
  • Flat: If a note is lowered by a semitone (in other words, a half tone), then it’s called a flat. Here are some related puns:
    • Fat → Flat: As in, “Flat as a beached whale” and “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • At → Fat: As in, “Fat a glance” and “Fat a loss for words” and “Fat a moment’s notice” and “Fat arm’s length” and “Fat each other’s throats” and “Fat full tilt” and “Fat long last.”
  • Curse → Verse: As in, “Commentator’s verse” and “I’d rather light a candle than verse the dark.”
  • Nurse→ Verse: As in, “Versing a grudge.”
  • Purse → Verse: As in, “Holding the verse strings” and “The public verse” and “Lighten someone’s verse.”
  • Worse → Verse: As in, “A turn for the verse” and “A fate verse than death” and “For better or verse” and “From bad to verse” and “Bark is verse than their bite” and “Making matters verse” and “None the verse for” and “Verse for wear.”
  • *cord* → *chord*: As in, “Like a broken re-chord” and “Cut the umbilical chord” and “For the re-chord” and “In re-chord time” and “Acchording to.”
  • Card → Chord: As in, “Calling chord” and “Get out of jail free chord” and “House of chords” and “On the chords” and “Mark your chord” and “Holding all the chords” and “Pick a chord, any chord.”
  • Not → Note: As in, “And whatnote” and “As often as note” and “Believe it or note” and “Down but note out” and “I’m note joking.”
  • Knot → Note: As in, “Cut the gordian note” and “Tie the note” and “Tying yourself in notes” and “Don’t get your shorts in a note.”
  • Boat → Note: As in, “Don’t rock the notes” and “In the same note” and “Missed the note” and “Whatever floats your note” and “We’re gonna need a bigger note.”
  • Float → Note: As in, “Note like a butterfly, sting like a bee” and “Whatever notes your boat.”
  • Oats →Notes: As in, “Sowing your wild notes” and “Steel cut notes.”
  • Vote → Note: As in, “Split note” and “A note of conscience” and “Cast your note.”
  • Wrote → Note: As in, “That’s all she note.”
  • Nut → Note: As in, “Go notes” and “In a noteshell” and “From soup to notes” and “A tough note to crack” and “Sweet as a note.”
  • Dub: Dub is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Dab → Dub: As in, “A dub hand at” and “Smack dub in the middle.”
    • Club → Dub: As in, “Dub together” and “Fight dub” and “In the dub” and “Join the dub” and “The mile high dub.”
    • Rub → Dub: As in, “Dub it in” and “Dub salt in the wound” and “Dubbing shoulders with” and “Dubbed the wrong way” and “Dub your nose in it.”
  • Manner → Minor: As in, “All minor of” and “In a minor of speaking” and “Mend your minors.”
  • Finer → Minor: As in, “The minor things in life” and “The minor points of…”
  • Chef → Clef: As in, “My compliments to the clef.”
  • Cliff → Clef: As in, “Clef-hanger” and “The white clefs of dover.”
  • Accodance → Accordion: As in, “In accordion with…”
  • Base → Bass: As in, “All your bass are belong to us” and “Bargain bass-ment” and “Bass jumping” and “Bass-ball card” and “Caught off bass” and “Get to first bass” and “Off bass” and “Steal third bass” and “Touch bass.”
  • Pace → Bass: As in, “At snail’s bass” and “A change of bass” and “Handbags at ten basses” and “Bass up and down.”
  • Place → Bass: As in, “A bass in the sun” and “All over the bass” and “Any time, any bass, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard bass” and “Click into bass” and “My happy bass” and “Hard to bass” and “In the right bass at the right time.”
  • Ace → Bass: As in, “Bass in the hole” and “A bass up your sleeve” and “Holding all the basses.”
  • Brace → Bass: As in, “Bass yourself.”
  • Case → Bass: As in, “An open and shut bass” and “As the bass may be” and “Basket bass” and “Bass closed” and “Bass the joint” and “Catch the bass.”
  • Chase → Bass: As in, “Bass it up” and “Cut to the bass” and “The thrill of the bass” and “Wild goose bass.”
  • Blues: Blues is a popular music genre, known for smooth rhythms and a calming atmosphere. Here are related puns:
    • Booze → Blues: As in, “Blues bus” and “Blues cruise.”
    • Bruise → Blues
    • Choose → Blues: As in, “Blues your weapon” and “Pick and blues” and “Your mission, should you blues to accept it.”
    • News → Blues: As in, “Bad blues” and “Bad blues travels fast” and “Break the blues” and “Breaking blues” and “Have I got blues for you” and “No blues is good blues.”
  • Roll → Rock ‘n’ Roll: As in, “A rock ‘n’ rolling stone gathers no moss” and “An emotional rock ‘n’ roller coaster” and “Get the ball rock ‘n’ rolling” and “Ready to rock ‘n’ roll.”
  • Metal: Metal (or heavy metal) is a popular music genre, characterised by harsh noises and high energy instrumentals. Here are related puns:
    • Medal → Metal: As in, “Won a gold metal.”
    • Kettle → Metal: As in, “A differet metal of fish” and “The pot calling the metal black.”
    • Settle → Metal: As in, “A score to metal” and “Metal out of court” and “After the dust has metaled” and “Let the dust metal.”
  • Rebel → Treble: As in, “Treble without a cause.”
  • Trouble → Treble: As in, “Asking for treble” and “Trebles down the drain” and “Bridge over trebled water” and “Double treble” and “I knew you were treble” and “Looking for treble” and “Pour oil on trebled waters” and “Stirring up treble” and “Treble and strife.”
  • Tremble → Treble: As in, “Trebling with fear.”
  • Riff: A riff is a short phrase in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Rough → Riff: “Diamond in the riff” and “For those who like it riff” and “Riff and ready” and “Riff around the edges” and “A riff landing.”
    • If → Riff: As in, “As riff” and “Hell riff I know” and “Riff anything” and “Riff I do say so myself” and “Riff I’m honest” and “Riff it’s all the same to you” and “Riff looks could kill.”
    • Stiff → Riff: As in, “Riff as a poker” and “Bored riff” and “Scared riff” and “Riff competition.”
    • Ref* → Riff*: Rifference (reference), rifflect (reflect), riffrain (refrain), riffer (refer), riffute (refute) and rifflection (reflection).
  • Stave: A stave is a group of five horizontal lines that’s used in sheet music. Here are related puns:
    • Brave → Stave: As in, “Stave as a lion” and “Stave new world” and “Stave the elements” and “Fortune favours the stave” and “Put a stave face on.”
    • Grave → Stave: As in, “From the cradle to the stave” and “Staveyard shift” and “One foot in the stave” and “Turning in their stave.”
    • Save → Stave: As in, “A penny staved is a penny earned” and “A stitch in time staves nine” and “Stave the day” and “Nice stave” and “Stave the last dance for me” and “Stave for a rainy day” and “Stave it for later” and “Stave our souls” and “Stave the whales.”
    • Shave → Stave: As in, “A close stave.”
  • Sharp → Harp: As in, “Harp as a tack” and “Card harp” and “In harp focus” and “Look harp” and “Harp as a tack” and “Harp tongue” and “A short, harp shock to the system.”
  • Bell → Decibel: As in, “Clear as a decibel” and “Decibels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a decibel.” Note: a decibel is a measurement of noise volume.
  • Ball → Bell: As in, “Bells to the wall” and “Bell of fire” and “Bellpark figure” and “A different bell game” and “Drop the bell” and “Get the bell rolling” and “Having a bell.”
  • Bill → Bell: As in, “A clean bell of health” and “Dollar bell” and “Fits the bell.”
  • Cell → Bell: As in, “Bell division” and “A padded bell.”
  • Hell → Bell: As in, “All bell broke loose” and “Bat out of bell” and “Burn in bell” and “Come bell or high water” and “For the bell of it” and “Give someone bell” and “Bell on earth” and “Got bell to pay.”
  • Sell → Bell: As in, “Buy and bell” and “Bell out” and “Bell your soul to the devil” and “Belling like hot cakes.”
  • Smell → Bell: As in, “Come up belling of roses” and “I bell a rat” and “A keen sense of bell” and “Bell ya later” and “Bells like teen spirit.”
  • Spell → Bell: As in, “Cast a bell” and “Bell it out” and “Be under [someone’s] bell” and “Break the bell” and “Come in for a bell.”
  • Well → Bell: As in, “Alive and bell” and “All’s bell that ends bell” and “As bell as can be expected” and “Exceedingly bell read” and “Get bell soon” and “Worth doing bell” and “Just as bell” and “You know full bell” and “Leave bell enough alone” and “That’s all bell and good.”
  • Tell → Bell: As in, “Kiss and bell” and “Live to bell the tale” and “Only time will bell” and “Pray bell” and “Show and bell” and “Bell it like it is” and “Bell me about it” and “Bell me honestly.”
  • Competition → Composition: “Cut throat composition” and “Eyeing up the composition” and “Stiff composition” and “Face the composition.” Note: a composition is a musical arrangement.
  • Nose → Noise: As in, “Always have your noise in a book” and “Plain as the noise on your face” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your noise” and “No skin off my noise” and “Leading by the noise” and “Paying through the noise.”
  • Nice → Noise: As in, “That’ll do noisely” and “As noise as ninepence” and “Have a noise day” and “Make noise” and “Naughty but noise” and “Noise and easy does it” and “Noise save” and “Noise work if you can get it” and “Wouldn’t it be noise?”
  • Patch → Pitch: As in, “Not a pitch on” and “Going through a rough pitch.”
  • Itch → Pitch: As in, “Pitching to” and “Pitchy feet.”
  • Hitch → Pitch: As in, “Get pitched” and “Pitch your wagon to a star.”
  • Which → Pitch: As in, “Any pitch way” and “Don’t know pitch way to look” and “Know pitch way is up” and “Know pitch side your bread is buttered” and “The exception pitch proves the rule.”
  • Bitch → Pitch: As in, “Pitch fest” and “Pitch slap.”
  • Rich → Pitch: As in, “An embarrassment of pitches” and “Filthy pitch” and “For pitcher or poorer” and “From rags to pitches” and “Get pitch quick” and “Pitch beyond my wildest dreams.”
  • Ditch → Pitch: As in, “Dull as pitchwater” and “Last pitch effort.”
  • Him → Hymn: As in, “All over hymn like a cheap suit” and “Fast as his legs could carry hymn” and “Clap hymn in irons” and “Hang hymn out to dry” and “Seize hymn!” Note: a hymn is a type of religious song.
  • Brim → Hymn: As in, “Hymning over with confidence” and “Fill to the hymn.”
  • Grim → Hymn: As in, “Hymn death” and “The hymn reaper.”
  • Slim → Hymn: As in, “Hymn pickings” and “The real hymn shady.”
  • Swim → Hymn: As in, “Sink of hymn” and “Hymn against the tide” and “Hymn upstream.”
  • Bone → Tone: As in, “A tone to pick” and “Dry as a tone” and “Bag of tones” and “Tone idle” and “A tone of contention.”
  • Own → Tone: As in, “Go your tone way” and “Holding your tone” and “In a class of your tone.”
  • Phone → Tone: As in, “Hold the tone” and “Tone a friend” and “Waiting by the tone” and “Tone in sick.”
  • Stone → Tone: As in, “A rolling tone gathers no moss” and “Cold as any tone” and “Carved in tone” and “Cast the first tone” and “Fall like a tone” and “A heart of tone” and “Like a rolling tone.”
  • Zone → Tone: As in, “Comfort tone” and “In the tone” and ” Twilight tone” and “Toned out.”
  • Soul: Soul is a genre of music known for smooth melodies and soothing harmonies. Here are related puns:
    • Whole → Soul: As in, “A soul different animal” and “Ace in the soul” and “A soul in one.”
    • *sal → *soul: As in, “For your perusoul” and “A fine-toothed appraisoul” and “Universoully understood.” Here are other words that could be used: disposoul (disposal), prososoul (proposal), colossoul (colossal) and rehearsoul (rehearsal).
    • *sel → *soul: As in, “Seeking counsoul” and “Weasoul out of” and “Scrambling for a morsoul.” Other words that you could try: carousoul (carousel), chisoul (chisel), easoul (easel) and souldom (seldom).
    • *sol → *soul: As in, “A tidy soulution” and “Seeking soulace” and “A soulid excuse” and “Souliciting answers.” Other words that could be used: soulemn (solemn), souldier (soldier), parasoul (parasol), aerosoul (aerosol), resoulve (resolve), consoule (console), resoulution (resolution), obsoulete (obsolete).
  • Piece: A musical piece is another word for a song or arrangement. Here are some related puns:
    • Peace → Piece: As in, “At piece” and “Hold your piece” and “Keeping the piece” and “No piece for the wicked” and “Piece be with you” and “Piece of mind” and “Rest in piece” and “War and piece.”
    • Pace → Piece: “Change of piece” and “At ten pieces” and “Keeping piece with” and “Piece up and down” and “Put through your pieces.”
    • Peas → Piece: As in, “Like two piece in a pod.”
    • Please → Piece: As in, “If you piece” and “One moment, piece” and “Piece be seated.”
  • Funk: This is a popular music genre known for charismatic basslines. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Funk: As in, “Do a funk” and “History is funk.”
    • Chunk → Funk: As in, “Blow funks” and “Funk of change.”
    • Drunk → Funk: As in, “Funk as a lord” and “Blind funk” and “Crying funk” and “Funk under the table.”
    • Hunk* → Funk*: As in, “Funker down” and “Funky dory.”
    • Junk → Funk: As in, “Funk yard” and “Funk mail.”
  • Trance: Trance is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Chance → Trance: As in, “Trance of a lifetime” and “Trance would be a fine thing” and “Fat trance” and “A fighting trance” and “Half a trance” and “Jump at the trance” and “Not a ghost of a trance” and “A trance in a million.”
    • Dance → Trance: As in, “Trance around the problem” and “Trance the night away” and “Trancing with wolves” and “Lead a merry trance” and “Making a song and trance” and “Trance your socks off.”
    • Glance → Trance: As in, “At a trance” and “Exchange trances” and “Meaningful trance” and “Steal a trance at.”
  • Dub: Dub is a music genre that grew out of reggae. Here are related puns:
    • *bub* → *dub*: As in, “Dubble over” and “Burst someone’s dubble” and “Thought dubble.”
    • Double → Duble: As in, “On the duble” and “Bent duble” and “Duble dutch” and “Duble act” and “Duble back” and “Duble check” and “Duble click” and “Duble cross” and “Duble digits” and “Duble dip.”
    • Club → Dub: As in, “Fight dub” and “In the dub” and “Join the dub” and “The mile high dub.”
    • Rub → Dub: As in,
      Dub it in” and “Dub salt in the wound” and “Dub shoulders with” and “Dubbed the wrong way.”
  • Phrase: A musical phrase is a short section in a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Praise → Phrase: As in, “Grudging phrase” and “Showered with phrase” and “Sing someone’s phrases.”
    • Raise → Phrase: As in, “Phrase a stink” and “Phrase hell” and “Phrase the roof” and “Phrase your game.”
    • Daze → Phrase: As in, “Phrased and confused.”
    • Phase → Phrase: As in, “Phrase out.”
  • Stab → Tab: As in, “Have a tab at” and “Tab in the back” and “Take a tab in the dark.”
  • Grab → Tab: As in, “Tab a bite to eat” and “Tab life by the horns” and “Up for tabs.”
  • Bar: A bar is a section of notes in sheet music. Here are related puns:
    • Are → Bar: As in, “All bets bar off” and “Bar you sure?” and “How bar you?” and “My lips bar sealed.”
    • Far → Bar: As in, “A bridge too bar” and “A step too bar” and “Bar and away” and “A bar cry” and “Few and bar between.”
    • Jar → Bar: As in, “Caught with your hand in the cookie bar” and “Jam bar.”
    • Par → Bar: As in, “Below bar” and “On bar with” and “Bar for the course” and “Up to bar.”
  • Turn → Ternary: As in, “A ternary for the worse” and “About ternary” and “Didn’t ternary a hair” and “Do a good ternary.” Note: ternary is the name for a song that has three parts in it.
  • Key: A musical key refers to the sharps and flats that are in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Be → Key: As in, “Key all ears” and “I’ll key around” and “Key my guest” and “Key still my beating heart.”
    • Bee → Key: As in, “Busy as a key” and “A key in your bonnet” and “Float like a butterfly, sting like a key” and “Make a keyline for.”
    • Free → Key: As in, “Key as a bird” and “Born key” and “Buy one, get one key” and “Fancy key.”
  • String: These next few puns are in reference to string instruments. Here are related puns:
    • Bring → String: As in, “String it on” and “String something to light” and “String the house down” and “String to the table.”
    • Ring → String: As in, “Alarm bells began to string” and “Doesn’t string a bell” and “Don’t string us, we’ll string you.”
    • Sing → String: As in, “All stringing, all dancing” and “String a different tune” and “String for your supper” and “String someone’s praises” and “Stringing in the rain.”
    • Sting → String: As in, “Float like a butterfly, string like a bee.”
    • Swing → String: As in, “Come out stringing” and “Get into the string of it” and “In full string” and “String both ways” and “Take a string at.”
    • Thing → String: As in, “A little knowledge is a dangerous string” and “A mind is a terrible string to waste” and “A string of beauty” and “All strings considered” and “Anystring goes.”
  • Choral: A choral is a musical ensemble made of singers. Here are related puns:
    • Floral → Choral: As in, “A choral arrangement” and “A choral tribute.”
    • Moral → Choral: As in, “Choral fibre” and “Chorally unacceptable” and “The choral high ground” and “Chorally bankrupt” and “A choral victory.”
  • Tube → Tuba: As in, “Down the tubas” and “Test tuba baby.”
  • Bone → Trombone: As in, “A trombone to pick” and “Dry as a trombone” and “Bag of trombones” and “Trombone dry” and “Chilled to the trombone” and “Close to the trombone” and “Not a jealous trombone in your body.”
  • Hello → Cello: As in, “Cello, goodbye!” and “Cello, sailor” and “Cello, one two three testing” and “You had me at cello.”
  • Fellow → Cello: As in, “A cello traveller” and “For he’s a jolly good cello” and “My cello Americans” and “A stout cello.”
  • Yellow → Cello: As in, “Cello submarine” and “The cello brick road.”
  • Base → Bass: As in, “All your bass are belong to us” and “Bargain bassment” and “Bass jumping” and “Bass station” and “Caught off bass” and “Get to first bass” and “Touch bass with.”
  • Ace → Bass: As in, “Bass in the hole” and “Bass up your sleeve” and “Holding all the basses.”
  • Brace → Bass: As in, “Bass yourself.”
  • Case → Bass: As in, “An open and shut bass” and “As the bass may be” and “Bass closed” and “Bass the joint” and “Crack the bass” and “I rest my bass” and “On a bass by bass basis.”
  • Face → Bass: As in, “A bass as long as a fiddle” and “At bass value” and “Bass like the back of a bus.”
  • Rest: A rest is a sign in sheet music that indicates the musician shouldn’t play anything. Here are related puns:
    • Best → Rest: As in, “The rest form of defence” and “Rest of friends” and “All the rest.”
    • Dressed → Rest: As in, “All rest up and nowhere to go” and “Rest for success” and “Rest to kill” and “Rest to the nines.”
    • Nest → Rest: As in, “Empty rest syndrome” and “Feather your rest” and “Leave the rest” and “Love rest.”
    • Test → Rest: As in, “Put to the rest” and “A rest of faith” and “Tried and rested.”
  • Also → Alto: As in, “Alto known as” and “I alto wanted…”
  • Alte* → Alto*: As in, “Altonative music” and “In an altonate universe” and “Bodily altocation.” Other words that could work: Altonatively (alternatively) and altocation (altercation).
  • Blink → Blink 182: As in, “Blink 182 and you’ll miss it” and “In the blink 182 of an eye” and “On the blink 182.” Note: Blink 182 is an American rock band.
  • Attitude → Altotude: As in, “Cop an altotude” and “With an altotude.”
  • Roots: This is a style of American folk music. Here are related puns:
    • Boots → Roots: As in, “Tough as old roots” and “Too big for your roots” and “Heart sank into my roots.”
    • Fruits → Roots: As in, “Roots of your labor” and “Roots of your loins.”
  • Bend: A bend is when a note is “wobbled” (the pitch is shifted up and down). Here are related puns:
    • End → Bend: As in, “A means to a bend” and “All good things must come to a bend” and “All’s well that bends well” and “At a loose bend” and “At the bend of the day” and “Can’t see beyond the bend of your nose.”
    • Lend → Bend: As in, “Bend an ear” and “Bend a helping hand.”
    • Mend → Bend: As in, “Bend your fences” and “Bend your manners” and “On the bend” and “Bend your ways.”
    • Send → Bend: As in, “Hit bend” and “Return to bender” and “Bend packing” and “Bend in reinforcements!”
  • Calma: This is a musical term indicating that something should be played calmly. Here are related puns:
    • Calm → Calma: As in, “After a storm comes a calma” and “Calma abiding” and “Cool, calma and collected” and “Keep calma and carry on.”
    • Come → Calma: As in, “As tough as they calma” and “Calma and get it!” and “Calma away with me” and “Calma fly with me” and “Calma on over.”
  • Cannon → Canon: As in, “Canon fodder” and “Loose canon.” Note: a canon is a type of musical composition.
  • Can’t → Canto: As in, “An offer you canto refuse” and “Canto get enough” and “Sorry, canto help” and “It canto be helped” and “You canto say fairer than that” and “I canto wait.” Note: “canto” is another word for a chorus.
  • Cap → Capo: As in, “A feather in your capo” and “Capo in hand” and “Doff your capo” and “If the capo fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking capo” and “To capo it all off.” Note: “capo” is another word for the beginning of a song.
  • Style → Freestyle: As in, “Cramp your freestyle” and “Gangnam freestyle” and “Freestyle over substance” and “Cramp your freestyle.”
  • Staff: A staff is another word for a stave (the five lines that form bars in sheet music). Here are related puns:
    • Stuff→ Staff: As in, “Beat the staffing out of” and “A bit of staff” and “Don’t sweat the small staff” and “Gather ’round the good staff” and “Get staffed” and “Hot staff” and “Knock the staffing out of” and “Know your staff” and “Struf your staff” and “The staff dreams are made of” and “Stocking staffer.”
    • Stiff → Staff: As in, “Staff as a poker” and “Bored staff” and “Keeping a staff upper lip” and “Scared staff” and “Staff competition.”
  • Comp: To “comp” someone is to accompany them in a musical piece. Here are related puns:
    • Pomp → Comp: “Comp and circumstance.”
    • Camp → Comp: As in, “A foot in both comps” and “Boot comp” and “Not a happy comper” and “Smoke around the compfire.”
  • Count: This refers to the count (beat) of a song. Here are related puns:
    • Mount → Count: As in, “Count Fuji.”
    • Can’t → Count: As in, “An offer you count refuse” and “Count get enough” and “Sorry, I count help” and “Count hear you over the sound of” and “You count judge a book by its cover.”
  • Dim: This is the common short form of “diminuendo”, which means to slowly get softer. Here are related puns:
    • Brim → Dim: As in, “Dimming over with confidence” and “Fill it to the dim” and “Rain fire and dimstone.”
    • Brim → Dim: As in, “Hang on like dim death” and “The dim reaper.”
    • Him → Dim: As in, “As fast as his legs could carry dim” and “Go easy on dim” and “Hang dim out to dry” and “Seize dim!”
    • Limb → Dim: As in, “Go out on a dim” and “Risk life and dim.
    • Prim → Dim: As in, “Dim and proper.”
  • For the → Forza: As in, “Ask forza moon” and “Down forza count” and “A feast forza eyes” and “Forza ages” and “Forza heck of it” and “Forza love of.” Note: forza is a term that means “play with force.”
  • Few → Fugue: As in, “A fugue bricks short of a few load” and “Fugue and far beteween” and “For a fugue dollars more” and “A person of fugue words” and “Say a fugue words” and “To name but a fugue.” Note: A fugue is a type of song.
  • Pluck: This is when stringed instruments are plucked instead of strummed or bowed. Here are related puns:
    • Luck → Pluck: As in, “As good pluck would have it” and “Beginner’s pluck” and “Better pluck next time” and “Don’t press your pluck” and “Down on your pluck” and “The pluck of the draw.”
    • Pick → Pluck: As in, “A bone to pluck” and “Cherry pluck” and “Easy pluckings” and “Nit plucking” and “Pluck holes in.”
  • Large → Largo: As in, “As largo as life” and “At largo” and “By and largo” and “Largo than life” and “Looming largo” and “Living largo.” Note: Largo is a term that means to play music slowly.
  • Lilt: A lilt is a jaunty, cheerful tune or rhythm. Here are related puns:
    • Tilt → Lilt: As in, “At full lilt.”
    • Guilt → Lilt: As in, “Lilt by association” and “Lilt trip” and “A lilty conscience” and “Lilty pleasure” and “Innocent until proven lilty” and “White lilt.”
  • Trill: A trill is a quick alternation between two notes. Here are related puns:
    • Till → Trill: As in, “Caught with your hand in trill” and “Fake it trill you make it” and “Ain’t over trill it’s over” and “Shop trill you drop” and “Trill death do us part” and “Trill the cows come home” and “Trill the end of time.”
    • Bill → Trill: As in, “A clean trill of health” and “Fit the trill” and “Settle the trill.”
    • Chill → Trill: As in, “Trill out” and “Trilled to the bone” and “A trilling account” and “Take a trill pill.”
    • Thrill → Trill: As in, “The trill of the chase” and “Trilled to bits” and “Trills and spills” and “Cheap trills.”
    • Ill → Trill: As in, “House of trill repute” and “Trill advised” and “Trill at ease” and “Trill effects” and “Trill fated” and “Trill gotten gains” and “Trill temper” and “A trill wind.”
    • Still → Trill: As in, “Be trill my beating heart” and “Trill going strong” and “I’m trill standing” and “In the trill of night” and “Trill life” and “Trill the one” and “Trill waters run deep.”
  • Pedal: This refers to the pedals on a piano. Here are related puns:
    • Paddle → Pedal: As in, “Pedal your own canoe” and “Up shit creek without a pedal.”
    • Medal → Pedal: As in, “Deserves a gold pedal.”
  • Prime → Prima/o: As in, “Cut them down in their prima” and “In your prima” and “In prima condition” and “Prima time” and “The prima minister.” Note: A prima/primo is the leading singer in an opera.
  • Reprise: A reprise is a repeated phrase in a song. Here are related puns:
    • Prize → Reprise: As in, “Booby reprise” and “Keep your eyes on the reprise” and “A reprise catch” and “No reprises for guessing.”
    • Price → Reprise: As in, “Asking reprise” and “At a reprise to suit your pocket” and “Cheap at half the reprise” and “Closing reprise” and “At half reprise” and “Pay the reprise” and “Power without the reprise.”
  • Fill: A fill is a rock/jazz term which tells a musician to riff (or improvise) during a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Fall → Fill: As in, “A filling out” and “Easy as filling off a log” and “Bread always fills butter side down” and “Can’t help filling in love” and “Catch a filling star” and “Fill about laughing” and “Fill amongst friends” and “Fill apart at the seams.”
    • Fell → Fill: As in, “In one fill swoop” and “Fill off the back of a lorry” and “Little strokes fill great oaks.”
    • Bill → Fill: As in, “A fill of goods” and “Fit the fill” and “Foot the fill.”
    • Chill → Fill: As in, “Fill out” and “Filled to the bone” and “A filling account.”
    • Hill → Fill: As in, “As old as the fills” and “Going downfill” and “Head for the fills” and “King of the fill” and “Over the fills and far away.”
    • Ill → Fill: As in, “House of fill repute” and “Fill advised” and “Fill at ease” and “Fill effects” and “Fill feeling” and “Fill gotten gains” and “Fill will.”
    • Pill → Fill: As in, “A bitter fill to swallow” and “On the fill” and “Sweeten the fill.”
    • Will → Fill: As in, “Bend to my fill” and “Against your fill” and “Accidents fill happen.”
  • Run: A run is a quick series of ascending or descending notes. Here are some run-related puns:
    • Bun → Run: As in, “A run in the oven” and “Think outside the run” and “We’re going to need bigger runs.”
    • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “Run and dusted” and “Been there, run that” and “A run deal” and “Run to death” and “Easier said than run.”
    • Fun → Run: As in, “All run and games until someone loses an eye” and “All the run of the fair” and “Bundle of run” and “Run and games” and “Good clean run.”
    • None → Run: As in, “And then there were run” and “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Run too pleased” and “Second to run” and “Two for me, run for you.”
    • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A thousand splendid runs” and “A touch of the run” and “Don’t let the run go down on me” and “Eclipse of the run.”
  • Sir → Sehr: As in, “That’ll do nicely, sehr” and “Yes, sehr.” Note: sehr is a musical term indicating enthusiasm.
  • Turn: A turn is a small, short trill around a note. Here are related puns:
    • Burn → Turn: As in, “Turn rubber” and “Turn in hell” and “Turn the candle at both ends” and “Turn the midnight oil” and “Turning with curiosity” and “Turn yourself out” and “Turning desire” and “Turnt to a cinder.”
    • Earn → Turn: As in, “A penny saved is a penny turned” and “Turn an honest penny” and “Turn your stripes” and “Turn your wings” and “Turn your daily bread.”
    • Learn → Turn: As in, “Turn the ropes” and “Turn your lesson” and “Turning difficulties” and “Live and turn” and “Watch and turn” and “Never too old to turn.”
  • Break: A break is a rest in a piece of music. Here are related puns:
    • Brake → Break: As in, “Hit the breaks.”
    • Ache → Break: As in, “Old breaks and pains.”
    • Bake → Break: As in, “Break and shake” and “Break off” and “Breaker’s dozen” and “Half breaked.”
    • Fake → Break: As in, “Break it till you make it.”
    • Rake → Break: As in, “Skinny as a break” and “Break in the money” and “Break it in” and “Break over the coals.”
    • Wake → Break: As in, “Break up call” and “Break up and smell the coffee” and “Loud enough to break the dead.”
  • Tie: A tie is a mark that “binds” two notes together, joining their playing time into one longer note. Here are related puns:
    • Buy → Tie: As in, “Tie and sell” and “Tie it, sell it” and “Tie now, pay later” and “Tie one, get one free” and “Tie some time” and “The best that money can tie.”
    • Die → Tie: As in, “Straight as a tie” and “Cross my heart and hope to tie” and “Curl up and tie” and “Tie another day” and “Do or tie.”
    • Dry → Tie: As in, “Boring as watching paint tie” and “Tie as a bone” and “Tie as dust” and “Bleed someone tie” and “A tie run” and “High and tie” and “Hung out to tie” and “Not a tie eye in the house.”
  • Lick: In rock, jazz and blues, a lick is a short solo. Here are related puns:
    • Lack → Lick: As in, “For lick of a better word” and “Cancelled due to lick of interest.”
    • Luck → Lick: As in, “As good lick would have it” and “Beginner’s lick” and “Better lick next time” and “Don’t press your lick” and “Down on your lick” and “Good night and good lick” and “Lick of the draw” and “As lick would have it” and “A licky break.”
  • Vamp: A vamp is a repeating musical section. Here are related puns:
    • Camp → Vamp: As in, “A foot in both vamps” and “Boot vamp” and “Not a happy vamper.”
    • Champ → Vamp: As in, “Vamp at the bit.”
    • Cramp → Vamp: As in, “Vamp your style” and “Writer’s vamp.”
  • Hook: A hook is a short riff or musical phrase intended to “catch” the ear of the listener. Here are related puns:
    • Book → Hook: As in, “A room without hooks is like a body without a soul” and “Always have your nose in a hook” and “Balancing the hooks” and “Bell, hook and candle” and “By the hook” and “Cook the hooks.”
    • Cook → Hook: As in, “Hook the books” and “Hook up a storm” and “Hooking with gas” and “Now we’re hooking” and “Too many hooks spoil the broth.”
    • Look → Hook: As in, “Always hook on the right side of life” and “A blank hook” and “A dirty hook” and “Don’t hook now” and “Don’t know which way to hook” and “Here’s hooking at you” and “If hooks could kill.”
  • Line → Bassline: As in, “A fine bassline between” and “Along the basslines of” and “Blur the basslines” and “Cross the bassline” and “Draw a bassline in the sand” and “Drop me a bassline” and “End of the bassline.”
  • Rag → Ragtime: As in, “Ragtimes to riches” and “Glad ragtimes” and “Lose your ragtime.”
  • Time → Ragtime: As in, “A brief history of ragtime” and “A good ragtime was had by all” and “A stitch in ragtime saves nine” and “All in good ragtime” and “An all ragtime low” and “Fall on hard ragtimes.”
  • Jam: A “jam” is when musicians play music together for fun, or casually. Here are related puns:
    • Damn → Jam: As in, “Jam right” and “Jam with faint praise” and “Jam straight” and “Jammed if I do, jammed if I don’t.”
    • Gem → Jam: As in, “A hidden jam” and “You’re a jam.”
    • Slam → Jam: As in, “A grand jam” and “Jam dunk” and “Jam the door.”
  • Lead: This can refer to a lead musician, or a lead cable for electric guitars and amps. Here are related puns:
    • Bead → Lead: As in, “Leads of sweat.”
    • Bleed → Lead: As in, “Lead someone dry” and “Leading love” and “Leading edge” and “Let it lead” and “My heart leads.”
    • Deed → Lead: As in, “My good lead for the day” and “No good lead goes unpunished.”
    • Feed → Lead: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that leads you” and “Lead a cold, starve a fever” and “Leading frenzy.”
    • Read → Lead: As in, “I can lead you like a book” and “A bit of light leading” and “Lead ’em and weep” and “Lead all about it” and “Lead between the lines” and “Lead the riot act.”
  • Appalled → Apala’d: As in, “I’m apala’d at your behaviour!” Note: Apala is a Nigerian musical genre.
  • Beggar → Benga: As in, “Bengas can’t be choosers” and “Bengas belief.” Note: Benga is a musical genre that originates from Kenya.
  • Genge: This is a genre of hip hop that originates from Nairobi. Here are related puns:
    • Gang → Genge: As in, “Genge up on” and “The genge’s all here.”
    • *ging → *genge: “A challengenge proposal” and “Disparagenge comments” and “An engagenge conversation” and “Filled with longenge,” and “Emergenge artist” and “Unnecessary packagenge.”
  • Jet → Jit: As in, “Jit lag” and “Jit setter” and “Social jit lag.” Note: Jit is a style of Zimbabwean dance music.
  • Morning → Morna: As in, “Not a morna person” and “Morna sickness” and “Morna, noon and night” and “The morna after.” Note: morna is a music and dance genre from Cape Verde.
  • Ray → Rai: As in, “Catch some rais” and “Rai of light” and “Rai of sunshine.” Note: Rai is a type of Algerian folk music.
  • Sugar → Sega: As in, “Brown sega” and “Sega coated” and “Sega rush” and “Sega and spice.” Note: Sega is a type of music from Mauritius.
  • Sawt: Sawt is a genre of popular music in Kuwait and Bahrain. Here are related puns:
    • Sort → Sawt: As in, “Last re-sawt” and “Takes all sawts” and “Feeling out of sawts” and “Sawting the wheat from the chaff” and “Sawt yourself out.”
    • Thought → Sawt: As in, “Deep in sawt” and “Food for sawt” and “Hold that sawt” and “Impure sawts” and “Lost in sawt” and “Penny for your sawts.”
  • Trot: This is a genre of K-pop music. Here are related puns:
    • Rot → Trot: As in, “Trot in hell” and “Spoiled trotten.”
    • Dot → Trot: As in, “Connect the rots” and “Rot the i’s and cross the t’s” and “Join the rots.”
    • Lot → Trot: As in, “A trot of fuss about nothing” and “A trot on your place” and “Leaves a trot to be desired” and “Not a trot” and “Got a trot to learn.”
  • Baila: Baila is a Sri Lankan genre of music. Here are related puns:
    • Bail → Baila: As in, “Baila out” and “Jumping baila.”
    • Pale → Baila: As in, “A white shade of baila” and “Beyond the baila” and “A baila imitation of” and “Baila into insignificance.”
  • Mosso: Mosso is a musical term that means “moved” or “moving”. Here are related puns:
    • Mass → Mosso: As in, “Body mosso index” and “Mosso hysteria” and “A monument to the mossos” and “Weapons of mosso destruction.”
  • Pause → Pausa: As in, “A pregnant pausa” and “Give someone pausa.” Note: Pausa is term meaning “to rest”.
  • Pass → Pausa: As in, “All things must pausa” and “Boarding pausa” and “Do not pausa go” and “Head them off at the pausa.”
  • Rasin: This is a musical style that began in Haiti – folkloric music combined with rock and roll. Here are related puns:
    • Raisin → Rasin: As in, “Rasin muesli bars” and “Rum rasin.”
    • Raising → Rasin: As in, “Eyebrow rasin” and “Hair rasin” and “Rasin the bar.”
  • Ragga: Ragga is a common abbreviation for raggamuffin music, which is a subgenre of dancehall and reggae. Here are related puns:
    • Dagger → Ragga: As in, “Cloak and ragga” and “Looking raggas at someone.”
    • Rag → Ragga: As ubm “Raggas to riches” and “Glad raggas” and “Like a ragga doll” and “Run yourself ragga-ed.”
  • Number → Rumba: As in, “By the rumbas” and “Do a rumba on” and “I’ve got your rumba” and “Look after rumba one” and “Lucky rumba seven.” Note: rumba is a genre of music with a strong, driving beat.
  • Punk: Punk is a music genre which is known for rebellious, fast-paced songs. Here are related puns:
    • Pink → Punk: As in, “In the punk” and “Punk elephants” and “Seeing punk elephants” and “Think punk” and “Tickled punk” and “Punk panther.”
    • Drunk → Punk: As in, “Punk as a lord” and “Punk as a skunk” and “Blind punk” and “Punk under the table.”
    • Hunk → Punk: As in, “Punker down” and “Punky dory.”
    • Junk → Punk: As in, “At the punk yard” and “No punk mail please” and “Avoiding punk food” and “Punk in the trunk.”
  • Trap: Trap is a popular music genre, known for electronic sounds and mixes. Here are related puns:
    • Trip → Trap: As in, “Guilt trap” and “The trap of a lifetime” and “Trap the light fantastic.”
    • Rap → Trap: As in, “Take the trap” and “A trap over the knuckles.”
    • Cap → Trap: As in, “A feather in your trap” and “Trap in hand” and “Feather in your trap” and “If the trap fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking trap” and “To trap it all.”
    • Clap → Trap: As in, “Trap him in irons” and “Trapped eyes on.”
  • Swing: This is an energetic genre of music, popular with big bands and dancers. Here are related puns:
    • Thing → Swing: As in, “A close swing” and “A little knowledge is a dangerous swing” and “A swing of beauty is a joy forever” and “All swings bright and beautiful” and “All swings must pass” and “All swings come to those who wait” and “All swings considered.”
    • Sing → Swing: As in, “All swinging, all dancing” and “Swing a different tune” and “Swing for your supper” and “Swing someone’s praises.”
    • Sting → Swing: As in, “Float like a butterfly, swing like a bee.”
    • Bring → Swing: As in, “Swing something to light” and “Swing out the best” and “Swing tears to your eyes” and “Swing the house down.”
  • Timber → Timba: As in, “Shiver me timbas!” Note: Timba is a Cuban music genre.
  • Alt: Alt is short for alternative, which is a subgenre of music. Here are related puns:
    • Fault → Alt: As in, “Generous to an alt” and “Find alt with.”
    • Halt → Alt: “Grind to a screeching alt” and “Grind to an alt.”
    • Salt → Alt: As in, “Above the alt” and “Back to the alt mine” and “Rub alt in the wound” and “Alt of the earth” and “Take with a grain of alt.”
  • Drone: Drone is a musical effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is played continually throughout a piece. Here are related puns:
    • Blown → Drone: As in, “Drone away” and “Drone off course” and “Drone sideways” and “Drone out of proportion” and “Drone to smithereens.”
    • Bone → Drone: As in, “A drone to pick” and “Dry as a drone” and “Bag of drones” and “Drone idle” and “Drone up on” and “Chilled to the drone” and “Not a jealous drone in your body.”
    • Don’t→ Drone: As in, “Drone call us, we’ll call you” and “Drone get me started” and “Drone give up your day job” and “Drone go there” and “Drone hold your breath” and “I drone fancy your chances.”
    • Zone → Drone: As in, “Out of my comfort drone” and “In the drone” and “Twilight drone” and “Drone in on” and “Drone out.”
  • Flames → Flamenco: As in, “Add fuel to the flamenco” and “Burst into flamenco” and “Fan the flamencos.”
  • House: House music is a genre of electronic dance music. Here are related puns:
    • Whose → House: As in, “You and house army?” and “House smart idea was this?”
    • Mouse → House: As in, “Quiet as a house.”
  • Chill: Chill is a music genre and style known for relaxing beats, similar to blues and lo-fi. Here are related puns:
    • Bill → Chill: As in, “A clean chill of health” and “Fit the chill” and “Settle the chill.”
    • Fill → Chill: As in, “Eat your chill” and “Chill in the blank” and “Chill in” and “Tastes great, less chilling.”
    • Hill → Chill: As in, “Old as the chills” and “Going downchill” and “King of the chill” and “Making a mountain out of a molechill” and “Over the chills and far away” and “Head for the chills.”
    • Ill → Chill: As in, “House of chill repute” and “Chill advised” and “Chill at ease” and “Chill effects” and “Chill fated” and “Chill gotten gains” and “Chill will” and “A chill wind that blows no one any good” and “Don’t speak chill of the dead.”
    • Mill → Chill: As in, “Not in a chillion years” and “Run of the chill” and “Put through the chill.”
    • Pill → Chill: As in, “A bitter chill to swallow” and “On the chill” and “Sweeten the chill.”
    • Spill → Chill: As in, “Chill the beans” and “Chill your guts” and “Thrills and chills” and “Crying over chilled milk.”
    • Thrill → Chill: As in, “Chill of the chase” and “Chilled to bits” and “Chills and spills.”
    • Will → Chill: As in, “Against your chill” and “Bend to my chill” and “Free chill.”
  • Trip → Trip Hop: As in, “Guilt trip hop” and “Power trip hop” and “Trip hop of a lifetime” and “Trip hop the light fantastic.” Note: Trip hop is a music genre.
  • Making a → Makina: As in, “Makina scene” and “Makina mountain out of a molehill.” Note: Makina is a musical subgenre of hardcore techno.
  • Speedcore: Speedcore is a music genre known for aggressive themes and fast tempos. Here are related puns:
    • Speed → Speedcore: As in, “At breakneck speedcore” and “Blistering speedcore” and “Built for comfort, not speedcore” and “Get up to speedcore” and “More haste, less speedcore” and “Speedcore freak” and “The need for speedcore.”
    • Core → Speedcore: As in, “Speedcore competencies” and “Speedcore studies” and “Speedcore values” and “Rotten to the speedcore.”
  • Chance → Dance: As in, “Dance of a lifetime” and “Dance would be a fine thing” and “An even dance” and “Fat dance” and “Half a dance” and “In with a dance” and “Jump at the dance” and “Not the ghost of a dance” and “On the off dance” and “Take a dance on me.”
  • Glance → Dance: As in, “At a dance” and “Exchange dances” and “Meaningful dances” and “Steal a dance.”
  • Folk: Folk is a music genre characterised by acoustic instruments like guitar and banjo. Here are related puns:
    • Cloak → Folk: As in, “Folk and dagger” and “Folked in obscurity.”
    • Stroke → Folk: As in, “Little folks fell great oaks.”
  • Glitch: Glitch is a genre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Ditch → Glitch: As in, “Dull as glitchwater” and “A last glitch effort.”
    • Hitch → Glitch: As in, “Get glitched” and “Glitch your wagon to a star.”
    • Itch → Glitch: As in, “Glitching to” and “Glitchy feet” and “Glitchy palms.”
    • Pitch → Glitch: As in, “A glitched battle” and “Dark as glitch” and “Fever glitch” and “Make a glitch for.”
    • Rich → Glitch: As in, “An embarrassment of glitches” and “Filthy glitch” and “From rags to glitches” and “Get glitch quick” and “Glitch beyond my dreams.”
    • Stitch → Glitch: As in, “A glitch in time saves nine” and “Had us in glitches” and “Stitches get glitches.”
    • Which → Glitch: As in, “Any glitch way” and “Don’t know glitch way to look” and “Every glitch way” and “Don’t know glitch way is up” and “Know glitch side your bread is buttered.”
  • Beat → Eurobeat: As in, “A stick to eurobeat you with” and “Eurobeat the hell out of” and “Eurobeat black and blue” and “Eurobeat a hasty retreat” and “Eurobeat around the bush.” Note: eurobeat is a style of dance music that came from Eurobeat.
  • Wave → Vaporwave: As in, “A life on the ocean vaporwaves” and “Don’t make vaporwaves” and “Heat vaporwaves” and “On the crest of a vaporwave.” Note: vaporwave is a subgenre of electronic music and an internet aesthetic.
  • Dance → Dancehall: As in, “Dancehall with the one that brought you” and “Dancehall around the problem” and “Dancehall attendance on” and “Dancehall like nobody’s watching” and “Dancehall on somebody’s grave” and “Dancehall the night away” and “Lead a merry dancehall.”
  • Cold → Coldwave: As in, “As coldwave as blue blazes” and “Coldwave as ice” and “Breaking out in a coldwave sweat” and “Catch a coldwave.” Note: coldwave is a music genre.
  • Crunk: Crunk is a subgenre of hip hop from the early 1990s. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunker mentality” and “Do a crunk” and “History is crunk.”
    • Chunk → Crunk: As in, “Blow crunks” and “Crunk of change.”
    • Drunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunk as a lord” and “Crunk as a skunk” and “A cheap crunk” and “Crunk under the table” and “Falling down crunk” and “Friends don’t let friends drive crunk.”
    • Hunk → Crunk: As in, “Crunker down” and “Crunky dory.”
    • Junk → Crunk: As in, “Crunk mail” and “Crunk food” and “Crunk in the trunk.”
  • Trance: Trance is a type of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Chance → Trance: As in, “Trance of a lifetime” and “Trance would be a fine thing” and “A fighting trance” and “Jump at the trance” and “Not the ghost of a trance.”
    • Dance → Trance: As in, “Trance around the problem” and “Trance like nobody’s watching” and “Trance the night away” and “Trance your socks off” and “Lead a merry trance” and “Murder on the trance floor” and “Let’s trance” and “Save the last trance.”
  • Dreamwave: This is also known as synthwave and s a subgenre of electronic music. Here are related puns:
    • Dream → Dreamwave: As in, “Beyond my wildest dreamwaves” and “Boulevard of broken dreamwaves” and “Dreamwave on” and “A dreamwave come true” and “Dreamwave machine” and “Dreamwave team.”
    • Wave → Dreamwave: As in, “A life on the ocean dreamwaves” and “Brain dreamwave” and “Catch a dreamwave” and “Don’t make dreamwaves” and “Heat dreamwave” and “On the same dreamwavelength” and “Dreamwave your magic wand.”
  • Grime: Grime is a subgenre of electronic dance music. Here are related puns:
    • Game → Grime: As in, “Ahead of the grime” and “It’s anyone’s grime” and “All fun and grimes” and “The blame grime” and “Fair grime” and “Grime changer.”
    • Crime → Grime: As in, “Grime and punishment” and “A grime against nature” and “Grime doesn’t pay” and “A grime of passion” and “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the grime” and “Let the punishment fit the grime” and “Partners in grime” and “Take a bite out of grime” and “Tough on grime.”
    • Climb → Grime: As in, “Grime onto the bandwagon” and “Grime the corporate ladder” and “Grime the walls” and “A mountain to grime.”
    • Prime → Grime: As in, “Cut down in their grime” and “In your grime” and “Grime condition” and “Grimed and ready to go” and “The grime minister.”
    • Time → Grime: As in, “A brief history of grime” and “A good grime was had by all” and “A week is a long grime in politics” and “About grime too” and “Any grime, any place, any where.”
  • Wipe → Pipe: As in, “Pipe out” and “Pipe the floor with” and “Pipe the slate clean” and “Pipe the smile off your face.”
  • Stride: This is a style of piano playing. Here are related puns:
    • Stride: These stride-related phrases are general enough to double as puns: “Get into your stride” and “Making giant strides” and “Take it in your stride.”
    • Tried → Stride: As in, “Don’t knock it til you’ve stride it” and “Stride and tested” and “Stride and true.”
    • Side → Stride: As in, “A walk on the wild stride” and “Always look on the wild stride of life” and “Batting for the other stride” and “Be on the safe stride” and “Born on the wrong stride of the tracks” and “Both strides of the desk” and “Err on the stride of caution” and “On the flip stride.”
  • Go → Tango: As in, “Don’t tango there” and “Easy come, easy tango” and “From the word tango” and “Tango down in flames.”
  • Chance on → Chanson: As in, “Take a chanson me.” Note: A chanson is a lyrical French song.
  • Lack → Laiko: As in, “For laiko of a better word” and “Cancelled due to laiko of interest.” Note: laiko is s Greek music genre.
  • Fade → Fado: As in, “Fado away” and “Fado out.” Note: Fado is a Portugese music genre with a traditional structure.
  • Sunshine → Sunshine Pop: As in, “Like a day without sunshine pop” and “Walking on sunshine pop” and “You are my sunshine pop.” This was originally known as soft pop, and is a subgenre of pop music.
  • Sadcore: This is a subgenre of music known for slow, downbeat melodies and sad lyrics. Here are related puns:
    • Sad → Sadcore: As in, “Happy sadcore” and “How sadcore is that?”
    • Core → Sadcore: As in, “Sadcore technology” and “Rotten to the sadcore” and “Sadcore values” and “Know the sadcore.”
  • Slowcore: This is a music genre which is derived from alternative rock and indie rock. Here are related puns:
    • Slow → Slowcore: As in, “As slowcore as molasses in January” and “Painfully slowcore” and “A slowcore burn” and “Slowcore, but sure” and “Slowcore on the uptake.”
    • Core → Slowcore: As in, “Rotten to the slowcore” and “Slowcore competencies.”
  • Deathgrind: This is a genre that fuses death metal and grindcore. Here are related puns:
    • Death → Deathgrind: As in, “The blue screen of deathgrind” and “Bored of deathgrind” and “Catch your deathgrind of cold” and “Deathgrind by chocolate” and “A brush with deathgrind.”
    • Grind → Deathgrind: As in, “An axe to deathgrind” and “Bump and deathgrind” and “The daily deathgrind” and “Deathgrind to a halt.”
  • Worldbeat: This is a blend of pop and rock music. Here are related puns:
    • World → Worldbeat: As in, “A worldbeat first” and “A worldbeat apart” and “A worldbeat of good” and “A worldbeat of pain” and “All the time in the worldbeat” and “Be the change you wish to see inthe worldbeat.”
    • Beat → Worldbeat: As in, “Worldbeat the stuffing out of” and “Worldbeat around the bush.”
  • Track → Soundtrack: As in, “Back on soundtrack” and “Born on the wrong side of the soundtracks” and “Cover your soundtracks” and “Off the beaten soundtrack” and “A one soundtrack mind.”
  • Show → Showtune: As in, “Best in showtune” and “A one-man showtune” and “Showtune and tell.”
  • Tune → Showtune: As in, “Can’t carry a showtune in a bucket” and “Change your showtune” and “Stay showtuned” and “Stay showtuned to this channel.”
  • Pass → Brass: As in, “All things must brass” and “All access brass” and “Boarding brass” and “Do not brass go” and “As it came to brass” and “Make a brass at” and “Brass by” and “Brass muster.”
  • Class → Brass: As in, “A brass act” and “Best in brass” and “Business brass” and “Brass warfare” and “Economy brass” and “Working brass hero.”
  • Glass → Brass: As in, “Brass ceiling” and “Brassy eyed” and “Rose tinted brasses” and “Brass menagerie.”
  • Strings: This is a category of musical instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Things → Strings: As in, “All strings bright and beautiful” and “All strings must pass” and “All good strings must come to an end” and “All strings to those who wait” and “All strings considered” and “Frist strings first” and “Getting strings done” and “Good strings come in small packages” and “In the grand scheme of strings.”
    • Bring → String: As in, “String down to Earth” and “String down a peg or two” and “String to justice.”
    • Sings → Strings: As in, “All stringing, all dancing” and “Teach the world to string” and “String a different tune” and “String out” and “String someone’s praises” and “Stringing the blues” and “String like a bird.”
    • Swing → String: As in, “Come out stringing” and “Get into the string of it” and “In full string” and “String both ways” and “Take a string at.”
    • Wing → String: As in, “Clip your strings” and “Earned your strings” and “Gives you strings” and “Left string” and “Spread your strings” and “Take under your string” and Waiting in the strings.”
  • Board → Keyboard: As in, “Above keyboard” and “Across the keyboard.”
  • Local → Vocal: As in, “Vocal hero” and “Vocal time” and “Think global, act vocal” and “This is a vocal shop.”
  • Vox: “Vox” is slang for vocals in the music community. Here are some vox-related puns:
    • Socks → Vox: As in, “Bless your cotton vox” and “Dance your vox off” and “Pull your vox up” and “Knock your vox off.”
    • Box → Vox: As in, “Black vox” and “A vox ticking exercise.”
  • Ode: An ode is a type of musical composition Here are related puns:
    • Code → Ode: As in, “Ode bloat” and “Colour oded” and “Crack the ode” and “Dress ode” and “Highway ode.”
    • Load → Ode: As in, “An ode of bull” and “An ode off your mind” and “An ode of rubbish” and “Get an ode on.”
    • Owed → Ode: As in, “Take what you’re ode.”
  • Guard → Avant-garde: As in, “Advance avant-garde” and “Off your avant-garde” and “Avant-garde against.”
  • Baroque: This is a style of Western music that followed the Renaissance era. Here are related puns:
    • Broke → Baroque: As in, “All hell baroque loose” and “Boulevard of baroque-en dreams” and “Go for baroque” and “I’m flat baroque.”
  • Jingle: A jingle is a short, catchy tune, usually accompanying a memorable slogan. Here are related puns:
    • Single → Jingle: As in, “All the jingle ladies” and “Begins with a jingle step” and “In jingle file” and “A jingle point of contact.”
  • Grass → Bluegrass: As in, “About as exciting as watching bluegrass grow” and “Don’t let the bluegrass grow under your feet” and “Keep off the bluegrass” and “Snake in the bluegrass” and “The bluegrass is greener on the other side.” Note: Bluegrass is a genre of American roots music.
  • Chill → Chillwave: As in, “Chillwave out” and “Chillwaved to the bone” and “Chillwaved to the bone” and “Take a chillwave pill.”
  • Wave → Chillwave: As in, “A life on the ocean chillwaves” and “Brain chillwaves” and “Don’t make chillwaves” and “Heat chillwave” and “On the crest of a chillwave” and “Chillwave the white flag.”
  • Freestyle: Freestyle music is a form of electronic dance music. Here are some related puns:
    • Free → Freestyle: As in, “Fancy freestyle” and “Freestyle and easy” and “Born freestyle.”
    • Style → Freestyle: As in, “Cramp your freestyle” and “Gangnam freestyle” and “Quality never goes out of freestyle.”
  • Ragtime: This is a music style known for a “ragged” rhythm. Here are related puns:
    • Rag → Ragtime: As in, “A red ragtime to a bull” and “From ragtimes to riches” and “Glad ragtimes.”
    • Time → Ragtime: As in, “A brief history of ragtime” and “A week is a long ragtime in politics” and “About ragtime, too” and “All in good ragtime.”
  • Town → Motown: As in, “Paint the motown red” and “Put the motown on the map” and “Take the motown by storm.” Note: motown is a bluesy music genre.
  • Guzzle → Gusle: As in, “Gas gusler.” Note: a gusle is a single stringed instrument.
  • Paltry → Psaltery: As in, “A psaltery amount.” Note: a psaltery is a stringed instrument in the zither family.
  • Centre → Sintir: As in, “The sintir of attention” and “Left, right and sintir” and “Take sintir stage” and “The sintir of the universe” and “With a soft gooey sintir.” Note: a sintir is a stringed instrument.
  • Tro: A tro is a Cambodian string instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Throw → Tro: As in, “Lock them up and tro away the key” and “Just a stone’s tro away” and “Tro caution to the wind” and “Tro cold water on” and “Tro it back in your face” and “Tro enough dirt and some will stick.”
    • Through → Tro: As in, “A river runs tro it” and “Drag tro the mud” and “Going tro the motions” and “Jumping tro hoops” and “Fall tro the cracks.”
  • Yeah → Yehu: As in, “Yehu, I know” and “Yehu, right.” Note: A yehu is a Chinese stringed instrument that is played using a bow.
  • Go to → Koto: As in, “Koto great lengths” and “My koto person.” Note: a koto is a Japanese stringed instrument that’s played by plucking.
  • Car → Krar: As in, “Happiness is a quick-starting krar” and “You can drive my krar.” Note: a krar is a stringed instrument from Ethiopia.
  • Laud: A laud is a stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Lord → Laud: As in, “Drunk as a laud” and “Living like a laud” and “Laud of the flies” and “Laud it over them” and “Laud of the rings.”
    • Lot → Laud: As in, “A laud of fuss about nothing” and “A laud on your plate” and “Leaves a laud to be desired” and “Not a laud know about it” and “Got a laud to learn.”
  • Song → Saung: As in, “Make a saung and dance about” and “Singing the same old saung.” Note: the saung is an arched harp.
  • Says → Saz: As in, “Computer saz no” and “Saz who?” and “Simon saz.” Note: a saz is another name for a baglama, which is a stringed instrument.
  • Tar: A tar is an Iranian stringed instrument. Here are related puns:
    • There → Tar: As in, “Ahoy tar” and “Not all tar” and “And then tar was one” and “As if tar were no tomorrow” and “Be tar in spirit” and “Be tar or be square” and “Don’t go tar” and “Don’t just sit tar.”
    • Are → Square: As in, “All bets tar off” and “Where tar you?”
    • Par → Tar: As in, “Below tar” and “On tar with” and “Tar for the course.”
  • Timple: A timple is a small stringed instrument, similar to a ukulele. Here are related puns:
    • Simple → Timple: As in, “Keep it timple” and “Life’s timple pleasures” and “Pure and timple” and “Timple, yet effective” and “The truth is rarely pure and never timple.”
    • Temple → Timple: As in, “Timple of doom” and “My body is a timple.”
  • Dress → Tres: As in, “Adjust your tres” and “Tres code” and “Tres down” and “Tres for success” and “Little black tres.” Note: a tres is a small stringed instrument.
  • Coldplay: This is a very popular British pop band. Here are some related puns:
    • Cold → Coldplay: As in, “As coldplay as blue blazes” and “As coldplay as charity” and “As coldplay as ice” and “Blowing hot and coldplay” and “Break out in a coldplay sweat” and “Catch a coldplay” and “A coldplay heart.”
    • Play → Coldplay: As in, “Helps you work, rest and coldplay” and “All work and no coldplay makes Jack a dull boy” and “Come out and coldplay” and “If music be the food of love, coldplay on.”
  • You too → U2: As in, “Yes, I mean U2.” Note: this refers to U2, an Irish rock band.
  • Queen: This is a very famous band, known for their complex melodies and epic performances. Here are related puns:
    • Been → Queen: As in, “Queen and gone” and “I’ve queen here before” and “Queen in the wars” and “Queen there, done that” and “Queen around the block a few times.”
    • Keen → Queen: As in, “Queen as mustard” and “A queen sense of smell” and “Peachy queen.”
    • Clean → Queen: As in, “A queen getaway” and “Queen as a whistle” and “Queen and sober” and “A queen bill of health” and “Keeps a queen house” and “Queen up your act” and “Starting with a queen slate.”
  • Cook → Kook: As in, “Kook the books” and “Kook up a storm” and “Too many kooks spill the broth.” Note: These puns are in reference to the band The Kooks.
  • Slash: Slash is a musician and the lead guitarist for the band Guns n’ Roses. Here are related puns:
    • Flash → Slash: As in, “Quick as a slash” and “Slash in the pan” and “Slash mob” and “In a slash” and “At slash point.”
    • Ash → Slash: As in, “Rise from the slashes” and “Turned to slashes in your mouth.”
    • Clash → Slash: As in, “Slash of titans” and “Culture slash.”
    • Crash → Slash: As in, “Slash and burn” and “Slash and dash” and “Slash course” and “Like watching a car slash.”
  • Girl → Spice Girl: As in, “A spice girl’s best friend” and “Atta spice girl!” and “Diamonds are a spice girl’s best friend” and “Spice girls just wanna have fun.” Note: Spice Girls were a famous British girl group.
  • Kiss: Kiss is a famous rock band. Here are a couple of related puns:
    • Miss → Kiss: As in, “Blink and you’ll kiss it” and “Hit and kiss” and “I’ll give it a kiss” and “Kiss the boat.”
    • This → Kiss: As in, “What the fresh hell is kiss?” and “And all kiss time” and “At kiss point in time” and “Blow kiss popsicle stand” and “In kiss day and age.”
  • Pink: Pink was a famous pop musician. Here are related puns:
    • Think → Pink: As in, “Blue sky pinking” and “Smart pinking” and “Come to pink of it” and “Great minds pink alike” and “I pink I like you.”
    • Wink → Pink: As in, “I haven’t slept a single pink” and “Nod and a pink” and “Nuge, nudge, pink pink.”
    • Blink → Pink: As in, “Pink and you’ll miss it” and “In the pink of an eye” and “On the pink.”
  • Food → Oud: As in, “Comfort oud” and “Devil’s oud cake” and “The bottom of the oud chain” and “Oud for thought” and “Oud of the gods” and “Put oud on the table.” Note: an oud is a type of short-necked lute.
  • Minute → Spinet: As in, “At the last spinet” and “Famous for fifteen spinets” and “Fifteen spinets of fame” and “Hang on a spinet” and “At the last spinet” and “A laugh a spinet.” Note: a spinet is a type of small harpsichord.
  • Triple → Fipple: As in, “Fipple decker” and “Fipple threat” and “A fipple whammy.” Note: a fipple is a type of mouthpiece used in some instruments.
  • Right → Rhaita: As in, “A move in the rhaita direction” and “A woman’s rhaita to choose” and “All the rhaita moves” and “As rhaita as rain” and “Bang to rhaitas” and “Barge rhaita in” and “Bragging rhaitas.” Note: a rhaita is a type of reed instrument.
  • Soon/er → Suona: As in, “A fool and their money are suona parted” and “As suona as my back is turned” and “As suona as possible” and “Get well suona” and “Suona or later” and “No suona said than done.” Note: a suona is a type of Chinese reed instrument.
  • Zill: A zill is a musical instrument – two tiny finger cymbals. Here are related puns:
    • Bill → Zill: As in, “Zill of goods” and “A clean zill of health” and “Fits the zill.”
    • Chill → Zill: As in, “Zill out” and “Zilled to the bone” and “A zilling account.”
    • Fill → Zill: As in, “Zill full of holes” and “Zill to the brim.”
    • Gill → Zill: As in, “Full to the zills” and “Green around the zills.”
    • Hill → Zill: As in, “As old as the zills” and “Going downzill” and “Head for the zills” and “King of the zill” and “Making a mountain out of a molezill.”
    • Ill → Zill: As in, “Green around the zills” and “House of zill repute” and “Zill advised” and “Zill at ease” and “Zill effects” and “Zill gotten gains” and “Zill will” and “Never speak zill of the dead.”
    • Spill → Zill: As in, “Zill the beans and “Thrills and zills” and “Zill your guts.”
  • Table → Tabla: As in, “Bring to the tabla” and “Drunk under the tabla” and “Lay your cards on the tabla” and “Put your cards on the tabla.” Note: A tabla is a type of small finger drum.
  • Going → Gong: As in, “Gong one step too far” and “Gong beyond expectations” and “You’ve got a good thing gong.”
  • Wrong → Gong: As in, “Barking up the gong tree” and “Born on the gong side of the tracks” and “Get off on the gong foot” and “Go down the gong way” and “If anything can go gong, it will” and “Jump to the gong conclusion” and “Two gongs don’t make a right” and “What’s gong with this picture?”
  • Long → Gong: As in, “A week is a gong time in politics” and “As gong as you need me” and “Honest as the day is gong” and “As gong as your arm.”
  • Song → Gong: As in, “The same old gong” and “Swan gong” and “Make a gong and dance about.”
  • Battle → Rattle: As in, “A pitched rattle” and “An uphill rattle” and “Rattle of wits” and “Rattle ready” and “Half the rattle” and “In the heat of rattle” and “Let rattle commence” and “A running rattle.”
  • Back → Bak: As in, “Answer bak” and “As soon as my bak is turned” and “At the bak of my mind” and “Bak in black” and “Bak to the future” and “Bak at it” and “Bak in business” and “Bak in the day” and “Bak off” and “Bak on your feet” and “Bak seat driver.” Note:  A bak is a percussive instrument from Korea.
  • Bend → Bendir: As in, “Bendir over backwards” and “Bendir the rules” and “Bendir to your will” and “Round the bendir.” Note: a bendir is a type of frame drum.
  • Book → Buk: As in, “A room without buks is like a body without a soul” and “Always have your nose in a buk” and “Balancing the buks” and “Buk worm.” Note: a buk is a traditional Korean drum.
  • Chime: A chime is a bell-based instrument. Here are related puns:
    • Dime → Chime: As in, “Can you spare a chime?” and “A chime a dozen” and “Drop a chime.”
    • Crime → Chime: As in, “Chime and punishment” and “Chime doesn’t pay” and “A chime of passion” and “Chimes and misdemeanours” and “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the chime” and “Let the punishment fit the chime” and “Partners in chime” and “Take a bite out of chime” and “The perfect chime.”
    • Climb → Chime: As in, “Chime onto the bandwagon” and “Chime the corporate ladder” and “A mountain to chime.”
    • Time → Chime: “One more chime” and “A good chime was had by all” and “A stitch in chime saves nine” and “A week is a long chime in politics” and “About chime” and “Ahead of his chime” and “All in good chime.”
  • Quick → Riq: As in, “Riq as a flash” and “Cut to the riq” and “Get rich riq” and “In riq succession” and “Kiss me riq” and “Riq and dirty” and “Riq off the mark” and “A riq study” and “Riq witted.” Note: a riq is a type of tambourine.
  • Simple → Sambal: “Keep it sambal” and “Life’s sambal pleasures” and “Pure and sambal” and “The sambal life” and “Sambal, yet effective” and “The truth is rarely pure and never sambal.” Note: A sambal is a drum-based instrument.

Music-Related Words

To help you come up with your own music puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

musical terms: music, musical, musician, sound, song, tune, voice, melody, harmony, rhythm, band, beat, instrument, instrumental, a, b, c, d, e, f, g, sharp, flat, natural, accidental, autotune, tempo, chorus, verse, stanza, note, intro, refrain, echo, encore, bridge, outro, solo, dub, dubbing, major, minor, clef, bass (clef), treble (clef), riff, stave, decibel, composition, composer, noise, pitch, tone, ad lib, improvisation, audience, studio, maestro, recording, piece, notation, acoustic, electronic, lead sheet,virtuoso, lyrics, chords, scale, piano, pianissimo, forte, crescendo, decrescendo, chromatic, arranger, phrase, phrasing, conductor, fake book, tablature, tabs, line, motif, interval, cadence, semitone, audio, theory, syncopation, sightread, bar, through-composed, twelve-bar blues, ternary, strophic, key, string, octave, coda, upbeat, downbeat, tonic, dominant, turnaround, time (signature), rest, whole (note), minim, quaver, crotchet, semi-quaver, repeat, ledger (line), slur, accent, bracket, brace, grace (note), adagio, lento, lent, allegro, alto, staccato, tenuto, marcato, pause, soprano, tenor, amabile, andante, anima, arpeggio, bend, brio, calma, canon, canto, capo, staff, comp, comping, count, dim/diminuendo, dolce, double dot, facile, fine, forza, fugue, jete, pizzicato, pluck, largo, legato, lilt, metronome, trill, nocturne, pedal, pezzo, prima, primo, reprise, fill, run, segue, sehr, stem, vibrato, tremolo, triplet, troppo, turn, saltire, ghost (note), break, breath (mark), caesura, tie, dynamics, ornament, pulgar/pollex, indice/index, medio/media, anular/anularis, menique/minimus, sustain (pedal), mallet, lick, vamp, speaker, loudspeaker, roadie, tour, subwoofer, bleed/bleeding, triad, cover, crossfader, drive, fader, feedback, hook, jam, lead, ohm, furia, senza, triste, vivo, frequency

genres: classical, contemporary, a capella, acid rock, art rock, pop, art, country, polka, rock, hip hop, traditional, folk, afrobeat, afropop, apala, benga, genge, jit, gospel, kwela, marabi, morna, rai, sega, semba, seggae, taarab, liwa, sawt, enka, j-pop, k-pop, trot, baila, baul, bhangra, filmi, trance, lavani, morlam, experimental, noise, lo-fi, blues, metal, mosso, muta, pausa, bouyon, calypso, chutney, compas, mambo, merengue, punta, rasin, reggae, dub, ragga, rumba, ska, punk, salsa, songo, suca, timba, souk, hokum, zydeco, rap, rockabilly, bluegrass, cajun, honky tonk, lounge, new-age, ambient, dub, drone, psybient, nu-funk, disco, afro, disco, chill, trip hop, drum and bass, bhangra, darkcore, makina, speedcore, extratone, dance, japanoise, glitch, glitch hop, wonky, jungle, boogie, vaporwave, techno, funkstep, dancehall, coldwave, krautrock, new rave, synthpop, electronica, trap, drill, alt/alternative, house, eurobeat, crunk, nortec, trance, dreamwave, grime, grindie, bassline, kwaito, celtic, chalga, filk, indie, progressive, skiffle, coom bap, chap hop, cloud rap, crunk, emo, g-funk, low bap, hyphy, nercore, ragga, trap, bebop, bossa, nova, dixiland, hard bop, ragtime, soul, stride, swing, west coast, latin, brazillian, brega, choro, frevo, lambada, maracatu, samba, pagode, banda, grupera, mariachi, ranchera, norteno, tejano, flamenco, tango, folk, fado, huayno, bachata, bolero, criolla, cumbia, chicha, porro, mamba, rumba, salsa, timba, chalga, chanson, laiko, nederpop, fado, sunshine pop, synthpop, vispop, worldbeat, funk, freestylem go-go, r&b, boogie, britpop, dream pop, grunge, sadcore, slowcore, cabaret, art rock, slowcore, epic doom, deathgrind, krautrock, space rock, freakbeat, rapcore, rockjazz, rock and roll, stoner rock, visual kei, worldbeat, showtunes, hymn, jazz, new wave, acoustic, lullaby, lullabies, avant-garde, ballet, baroque, cantata, chamber music, choral, jingle, bluegrass, cowpunk, latin, chillwave, bitpop, enka, french pop, bounce, crunkcore, cumbia, freestyle, latin, merenrap, ragtime, neo-soul, motown, doo wop, roots, glam rock, surf, soundtrack, barbershop, kapuka, kizomba, kwela, ode

types of instrument: brass, percussion, strings, woodwind, keyboard

instruments: vocal, singer, vox, piano, guitar, ukulele, harp, drums, cymbal, tom (drums), snare (drum), hi-hat (cymbal), synthesizer, organ, banjo, piccolo, flute, lyre, xylophone, rattle, mbira, guiro, idiophone, membranophone, kazoo, chordophone, zither, autoharp, lute, aerophone, theremin, amp, amplifier, axe, microphone, condenser, fiddle, horn, alto horn, baritone horn, buccina, bugle, cornet, euphonium, flugelhorn, helicon, mellophone, tuba, saxhorn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, ajaeng, anzad, banhad, baryton, cello, dahu, bass, erhu, erxian, esraj, gadulka, gaohu, goje, gudok, gunjac, gusle, haegeum, huluhu, huqin, igil, jinghu, jouhikko, jouhikko, igil, kobyz, leiqin, lirone, maguhu, masenqo, neola, orutu, psaltry, rebab, rebec, sarinda, sihu, sintir, tro, veena, vielle, viol, viola, lyra, violotta, yehu, zhonghu, dulcimer, plectrum, bazouki, barbat, domra, dotar, dutar, dramyin, gabusi, dotara, ektara, gittern, kabosy, kacapi, kankles, kabosy, kacapi, kantele, kanun, koboz, kora, koto, krar, kwitra, laud, lute, mandolin, sanshin, sarangi, sarod, sasando, saung, saz, setar, shamisen, sitar, surbahar, ta,bura, tanpura, tarica, tar, timple, tiple, torban, tremola, tres, barbat, begena, biwa, brac, cak, ceng, cetera, chapey, cittern, cuk, ceng, cetera, chapey, cura, mandore, nevoud, pipa, oud, ruan, rubab, zheng, zhu, khim, clavinet, orphica, spinet, oboem bombard, fipple, pipe, pku, pommer, reeds, shawm, fife, koudi, dizi, venu, quena, caval, diple, fluier, frula, fujara, ocarina, kaval, fyell, ney, danso, hun, suling, panflute, xun, clarinet, sipsi, bassoon, duduk, piri, rackett, rhaita, sornas, suona, zurla, zurna, ashiko, basler, bass, bell, castanet, celeste, clave, conga, zill, djembe, tabla, ganza, gong, guiro, marimba, pandeiro, rattle, ratchet, shaker, tabor, tambourine, timbales, timpani, tom-tom, tonbak, triangle, whistle, glockenspiel, zendrum, bak, bara, bell tree, bendir, bodhran, bonang, boobam, bubon, buk, cajon, cabasa, carillon, chenda, chimes, clapper, cowbell, cuica, daf, damaru, damphu, davul, dhaa, dholak, dhol, dimdi, dohol, dollu, dunun, galgo, ganza, gender, ghatam, glockenspiel, goema, gongue, hosho, igba, ikembe, ikoro, ilimba, jawbone, jingle, kakko, kecer, khim, khol, kisanji, kundu, maraca, riq, sambal, shoko, slit (drum), surdo, timbal, turntable, udu, washboard, whip, harpsichord, accordion, concertina, virginal

musicians/bands: taylor swift, justin bieber, alicia keys, post malone, beyonce, cardi b,  tupac, no doubt, avenged sevenfold, grateful dead, kings of leon, the script, muse, rage against the machine, the fray, steely dan, evanescence, the cure, inxs, slipknot, goo goo dolls, the offspring, korn, limp bizkit, dave matthews band, mumford & sons, arctic monkey, creed, system of a down, the smashing pumpkins, matchbox twenty, alice cooper, toto, deep purple, oasis, iron maiden, the cranberries, paramore, the killers, the doobie brothers, boston, radiohead, marilyn manson, dire straits, blink 182, panic at the disco, gorillaz, zz top, rush, kiss, r.e.m, genesis, one republic, abba, the police, fall out boy, foo fighters, def leppard, nickelback, black sabbath, pearl jam, green day, lynyrd skynyrd, the doors, coldplay, the beach boys, the who, nirvana, santana, journey, van halen, U2, bon jovi, maroon 5, red hot chili peppers, linkin park, fleetwood mac, aerosmith, guns n’ roses, metallica, eagles, ac/dc, the rolling stones, pink floyd, queen, led zeppelin, the beatles, the supremes, nine inch nails, david bowie, jay-z, eminem, elton john, elvis, michael jackson, beastie boys, the police, billie holiday, the temptations, duke ellington, the kooks, tina turner, janet jackson, jewel, sex pistols, aerosmith, slash, ice cube, dr. dre, kanye west, snoop dogg, 50 cent, frank sinatra, ray charles, buddy holly, johnny cash, james brown, aretha franklin, marvin gaye, van morrison, spice girls, bob dylan, rod stewart, janis joplin, stevie wonder, bob marley, prince, jimi hendrix, the who, fleetwood mac, judas priest, kiss, madonna, outkast, wu-tang clan, amy winehouse, daft punk, adele, norah jones, backstreet boys, usher, nelly furtado, enya, lady gaga, britney spears, jack johnson, shakira, pink, celine dion, dido, avril lavigne, jeff buckley, bon iver, mariah carey, ed sheeran, ariana grande, j.lo, destiny’s child

composers: bach, wolfgang amadeus mozart, ludwig van beethoven, wagner, haydn, brahms, schubert, schumann, handel, tchaikovsky, mendelssohn, franz lizst, chopin, stravinsky, mahler, strauss, debussy, puccini, sibelius, vivaldi

music sources: live show, performance, perform,  orchestra, symphony, concert, gig, opera, radio, mp3, cd, theme song, score, medley, march, karaoke, sheet music, cassette, tape, mix tape, big band, aria, overture, prelude, quartet, rondo, sonata, choir

music programs: garageBand, frooty loops, ableton live, spotify, pandora, music mouse, youtube

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