Music Puns

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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 party puns.

Music 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 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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Holiday Puns

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Whether it’s a weekend away or a full-on sabbatical, everyone needs a holiday once in a while. Enjoy a quick break with us and our holiday puns – whether it’s by boat, plane, train or bus, we’ve endeavoured to cover it here. We hope that you have fun going through this list and that you find the perfect holiday pun for your needs.

While this list is as thorough and comprehensive as possible, it is for vacation type holidays in general – for specific destinations, we also have beach puns, and for annual holidays and events we have Thanksgiving puns, Valentine’s Day puns and Halloween puns, with more to come!

Holiday 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 holidays 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 holiday puns:

  • Vacation: Since vacation is a synonym for holiday, we’ve included vacation-related phrases for you to play with: “A summer vacation,” and “We’re going on vacation!”
  • Vocation → Vacation: As in, “Helping others is my vacation.” Note: a vocation is a job or trade to which a person feels a special pull or love. 
  • Getaway: As in, “A clean getaway,” and “I really need to getaway.”
  • Weekend: Play with some weekend-related phrases in your holiday wordplay: “A wet weekend,” and “A long weekend,” and “A much-needed weekend.” Note: a wet weekend is a very boring or disappointing experience. 
  • We can → Weekend: As in, “Weekend do it!”
  • Oh, tell → Hotel: As in, “Hotel me what happened!”
  • Hotel: As in, “Heartbreak hotel,” and “Hotel California.” Note: “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Hotel California” are both names of famous songs that could work as holiday puns in the right context.
  • Hostile → Hostel: As in, “A hostel takeover,” and “A hostel environment.”
  • Retreat: As in, “Beat a hasty retreat,” and “Time to retreat.”
  • Treat → Retreat: As in, “Trick or retreat.”
  • Peach → Beach: As in, “Beachy keen,” and “A juicy beach,” and “Skin like beaches and cream.”
  • C → Sea: As in, “I need some vitamin sea.”
  • Day → Holiday: As in, “A holiday in the life of…” and “A holiday without sunshine is like night,” and “All in a holiday’s work,” and “All the livelong holiday,” and “An apple a holiday keeps the doctor away,” and “Another holiday older,” and “Another holiday, another dollar,” and “Around the world in eighty holidays,” and “As honest as the holiday is long,” and “At the end of the holiday,” and “Catch of the holiday,” and “A cold holiday in hell,” and “Dawn of a new holiday,” and “Forever and a holiday,” and “It’s just not my holiday,” and “Make a holiday of it,” and “Make my holiday.” Notes: if someone is as honest as the day is long, then they’re very honest. 
  • Air → Airbnb: As in, “Airbnbs and graces,” and “Breath of fresh airbnb,” and “Castles in the airbnb,” and “Clear the airbnb,” and “Hot airbnb,” and “In the airbnb tonight,” and “Something special in the airbnb,” and “Spring is in the airbnb,” and “There’s a nip in the airbnb.”
  • Destination: As in, “It’s not the journey, it’s the destination,” and “Final destination.”
  • Pack: To make travel puns, we can make references to packing (for a journey) : “Action packed,” and “Fanny pack,” and “I know, I packed it,” and “Jam packed,” and “Leader of the pack,” and “Pack a punch,” and “Pack it in,” and “Pack of lies,” and “Pack your bags!” and “Send packing,” and “Six pack,” and “Care package,” and “Packed to the rafters,” and “Good things come in small packages.”
  • Peck → Pack: As in, “A pack on the cheek,” and “Keep your packer up,” and “The packing order.” Notes: a pecking order is the hierarchy of power or status within a group. 
  • Pick → Pack: As in, “A bone to pack with you,” and “Want to pack some flowers?” and “Easy packings,” and “Hand packed,” and “Cherry pack,” and “You’re just nit packing,” and “Pack a card, any card,” and “Pack a fight,” and “Pack and choose,” and “Pack holes in,” and “Pack of the bunch,” and “Pack up the pieces,” and “Pack your brains,” and “See a penny and pack it up,” and “Stop packing at it.”
  • Back → Pack: As in, “As soon as my pack is turned,” and “You’ve got it packwards,” and “Don’t answer pack,” and “At the pack of my mind,” and “Pack to the future,” and “Pack from the dead,” and “Pack in the day,” and “Get pack on your feet,” and “Packseat driver,” and “Pack to basics,” and “Pack to school,” and “Pack to the drawing board,” and “A packhanded compliment,” and “Bend over packwards,” and “Comepack king,” and “Crawl pack into your shell,” and “Eyes in the pack of your head,” and “Fighting pack tears,” and “Go pack on your word,” and “I want you pack,” and “I scratch your pack, you scratch mine,” and “It’s all coming pack to me now,” and “Kick pack and enjoy,” and “I know it like the pack of my hand,” and “Like water off a duck’s pack,” and “Never look pack.”
  • *pack*: As in, package, packet, backpack, unpack, jetpack, and wolfpack
  • Stay → Staycation: As in, “Out-staycation one’s welcome,” and “Staycation safe,” and “Here to staycation,” and “If you can’t take the heat, staycation out of the kitchen.” Note: a staycation is where one takes time off to holiday, but spends the holiday resting at home. 
  • Bag: As in, “Bag a bargain,” and “Bag lady,” and “Bag of bones,” and “Bag of tricks,” and “Dirt bag,” and “It’s in the bag,” and “Let the cat out of the bag,” and “A mixed bag,” and “Pack your bags!” and “Bag of nerves,” and “Bottom of the bag.”
  • Brag → Bag: As in, “Bagging rights,” and “I don’t mean to bag, but…”
  • *bag*: Emphasize the existing “bag” in some words: airbag, scumbag, sandbag, handbag, gasbag, cabbage, garbage, and bagel
  • *big/bog/bug* → *bag*: As in, ambaguity, mind-baggling, jitterbag and ladybag
  • Suitcase: As in, “I live out of a suitcase.”
  • Case → Suitcase: As in, “An open and shut suitcase,” and “As the suitcase may be,” and “Suitcase closed,” and “Catch a suitcase,” and “Get off my suitcase,” and “I rest my suitcase,” and “In any suitcase,” and “On a suitcase by suitcase basis,” and “Suitcase of mistaken identity.”
  • Travel: As in, “Bad news travels fast,” and “Don’t just travel, travel right,” and “A fellow traveller,” and “A seasoned traveller,” and “The road less travelled,” and “Time travel,” and “Travel broadens the mind,” and “Travel light.”
  • Trouble → Travel: As in, “Asking for travel,” and “Bridge over traveled water,” and “Double travel,” and “Here comes travel,” and “Looking for travel,” and “A nose for travel,” and “This is a local shop, we’ll have no travel here,” and “Travel and strife,” and “Travel in paradise,” and “Up to your neck in travel.”
  • Travesty → Travelsty: As in, “I heard it on the news. What a travelsty.”
  • Extravagant → Extravelgant: As in, “An extravelgant dinner and date.”
  • Escape: As in, “The great escape,” and “Escape your memory,” and “Make good your escape,” and “A narrow escape.”
  • Scapegoat → Escapegoat: A scapegoat is an innocent who carries the blame for other’s actions.
  • Trip: As in, “Day tripped,” and “Guilt trip,” and “Power trip,” and “Road trip,” and “Trip of a lifetime,” and “A trip down memory lane.”
  • Ship → Trip: As in, “Abandon trip,” and “Don’t give up the trip,” and “Extend the hand of friend-trip,” and “Jump trip,” and “Loose lips sink trips,” and “Run a tight trip,” and “Trips of the desert,” and “Trips that pass in the night,” and “That trip has sailed,” and “Rebound relation-trip,” and “A stormy relation-trip.” Notes: loose lips sink ships is a warning against unguarded talk or gossip. 
  • *trip*: We can use words that contain the word “trip” to make some bad holiday puns: triple, tripe, tripod, triplet, trippy, strip, stripe, outstrip, airstrip
  • Journey: As in, “Journey to the centre of the Earth,” and “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”
  • *jour* → *journey*: As in, journeylist (journalist), journeylism (journalism), bonjourney, sojourney, adjourney. Notes: a sojourn is a temporary stay. 
  • Leisure: As in, “A gentleman of leisure,” and “Marry in haste, repent at leisure.”
  • Pleasure → P-leisure: As in, “Business before p-leisure,” and “Earthly p-leisures,” and “Guilty p-leisures,” and “Life’s simple p-leisures.”
  • Break: Holidays are commonly referred to as “breaks” (as in, “I need a break!”) so we’ve included the word here: “A bad break,” and “At breakneck speed,” and “Bed and breakfast,” and “Break a leg,” and “Break and enter,” and “Break bread,” and “Break even,” and “Break out in a cold sweat,” and “Break the bank,” and “Break the mould,” and “A breakthrough,” and “Break your heart,” and “A deal breaker,” and “A lucky break,” and “All hell breaks loose.”
  • Brake → Break: As in, “Hit the breaks!”
  • Bake → Break: As in, “Break and shake,” and “Half-breaked.” Note: if something is half-baked, then not much effort was put into it. 
  • Rest: Since many people go on holiday to rest, we’ve included rest in this entry. As in, “At rest,” and “Come to rest,” and “A cut above the rest,” and “Eternal rest,” and “For the rest of us,” and “For the rest of your life,” and “Give it a rest,” and “I rest my case,” and “Laid to rest,” and “The rest is history.”
  • *rest*: As in, “In the interest of justice,” and “Make interesting,” and “Nearest and dearest,” and “Rest on your laurels,” and “Can’t see the forest for the trees,” and “Mud-wrestling,” and “On the crest of a wave,” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” and “Interest free,” and “Can’t be underestimated.”
  • Wrist → Rest: As in, “Slap on the rest.”
  • *rust* → *rest*: As in, “Earn one’s crest,” and “Restle up,” and “Don’t trest anyone,” and “Trest is a two-way street.”
  • Tourist: As in, “Tourist trap.”
  • Terror → Tour: As in, “The tourists will have won,” and “Night tours.”
  • Broad → Abroad: As in, “As abroad as it is long,” and “Abroad brush,” and “Abroad shoulders,” and “In abroad daylight,” and “Abroad strokes.”
  • Brad → Abroad: As in, “Abroad Pitt.”
  • Bread → Abroad: As in, “Abroad and butter,” and “Abroad of life,” and “Abroadcrumb trail,” and “Half a loaf is better than no abroad,” and “Have your abroad buttered on both sides,” and “Put abroad on the table,” and “Take the abroad out of someone’s mouth,” and “The best thing since sliced abroad.”
  • Bored → Abroad: As in, “Abroad stiff,” and “Abroad to death,” and “Abroad to tears,” and “Abroad out of my mind.”
  • *broad* → *abroad*: As in, abroadway, abroadcast, abroadband, abroadsheet, and overabroad.”
  • Beach: “Beach bum,” and “Life’s a beach,” and “Meet me at the beach!”
  • B*tch → Beach: As in, “Beach fest,” and “Beach slap,” and “Life’s a beach,” and “Payback’s a beach,” and “Son of a beach,” and “Bow down, beaches.”
  • Breach → Beach: As in, “A beach of trust,” and “The perimeter has been beached!”
  • Beetroot → Beachroot: As in, “Red as a beachroot,” and “Chocolate beachroot cake,” and “A beachroot latte.”
  • Preach → Beach: As in, “Practice what you beach,” and “Beaching to the choir,” and “Beach to deaf ears,” and “Papa, don’t beach.”
  • Bleach → Beach: As in, “I’m going to beach my hair.”
  • Drop it → Tropic: As in, “Tropic like it’s hot.”
  • Topic → Tropic: As in, “A hot tropic,” and “Drop the tropic,” and “We’re going off-tropic,” and “What’s your favourite tropic?”
  • Topical → Tropical: As in, “Apply this tropical cream when needed.” Note: a topical is something applied to the skin, rather than being ingested.
  • Island: As in, “No man is an island,” and “Treasure island,” and “A tropical island.”
  • I land → Island: As in “Islanded a job at that new tech company.”
  • Aligned → Island: As in and “Our incentives are well-island.”
  • Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
  • Sea*: Most words starting with “sea” are easy sea puns: season, seasonal, seated, searingly, sealants, seamseatbelt.
  • See* → Sea*: If a word starts with “see” it can often be replaced with “sea” to create a simple sea pun: seaminly, seads, seaker, seathe, seap, seak, sean, sea (see).
  • Se* → Sea*: Some words that start with just “se” also have a “sea”-ish sound, and the ones that don’t can usually be made into terrible puns anyway: seacret, searious, seargeant, seacretion, seacure, seacurity, seacondary, seacretariat, seaconds, seacrete, searum, searenity, searvitude, seanile, seadation, seaclusion, seacretive, seaze, seaquential, sealection, seacretly, seaquences, seanior, seaniority, seagregate, seaping, seacession, seariousness, seaminars, seaveral, seaxual, seaparation, seantimental, seansational, seaquential, seacluded, seacularist, seathing, seaquin, seasame, seaclusion.
  • Se*cy/Ce*cy → Sea*sea: Most words that start with “se” or “ce” and end with “cy” can be double sea puns: seacresea (secrecy), sealibasea (celibacy).
  • *cy → *sea: If a word ends in “cy” it’s an easy “sea” pun: polisea, agensea, democrasea, currensea, emergensea, efficiensea, tendensea, frequensea, fansea, constituensea, pregnansea, accurasea, redundansea, bureaucrasea, presidensea, legasea, conspirasea, mersea, privasea, bankruptsea, consistensea, literasea, urgensea, deficiensea, dependency, consultansea, tenacity, isea (icy), secrecy, intimasea.
  • Seizure → Seazure: As in “If I read one more ocean pun I’m going to have a seazure.”
  • Season → Sea-sun: As in, “A person for all sea-suns,” and “Are mangoes in sea-sun?” and “Party sea-sun,” and “Sea-sun’s greetings,” and “A sea-suned traveller,” and “Silly sea-sun,” and “The festive sea-sun.”
  • Scenic → Seanic: As in “Let’s take the seanic route.”
  • Sun: As in, “A place in the sun,” and “A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine,” and “A touch of sun,” and “Everything under the sun,” and “Good day, sunshine,” and “Here comes the sun,” and “Make hay while the sun shines,” and “Ride off into the sunset,” and “Sun drenched,” and “Sun, sea and sand,” and “Walking on sunshine,” and “You are my sunshine,” and “Put it where the sun doesn’t shine,” and “Fly too close to the sun,” and “Moment in the sun,” and “Never in a month of Sundays.” Notes: “Never in a month of Sundays” indicates that something is extremely unlikely to happen. Flying too close to the sun is a reference to the legend of Icarus, and is a warning against being too ambitious too quickly.
  • Son → Sun: As in, “Go on, my sun,” and “His father’s sun,” and “Like father, like sun,” and “Number one sun,” and “Sun of a gun.” Note: “Son of a gun” is an exclamation meant to encourage.
  • *son* → *sun*: As in, sunnet, sunata, sunar, persun, liaisun, reasun, seasun, treasun, comparisun, lessun, resunate, persunality, persunal, and prisuner.
  • San → Sun: As in, “Sun Francisco,” and “Suns serif.”
  • *san* → *sun*: As in, sundwich, sunction, sunctuary, sunctimonious, partisun, artisun, parmesun and thousund.
  • *ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves (always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
  • Tied → Tide: As in “I’m tide up at the moment, can someone else help?” and “Yep, they tide the knot!”
  • Tidy → Tidey: As in “After the party we need to tidey the beach.”
  • Simmer → Swimmer: As in “I left the pot swimmering and now my vegetable curry is burnt!” and “Hey swimmer down, there’s no need to turn this into a fight”.
  • Sure → Shore: Since beaches are a popular holiday destination, we’ve included some seaside and sea-related puns. As in, “Are you shore?” and “She shore is strong!”.
  • For sure → Foreshore
  • Surf: As in, “Body surfing,” and “Channel surfing,” and “Surf the net,” and “Surf’s up.”
  • Serf → Surf: A serf was a sort of slave in medieval times who worked for a feudal lord. It’s sometimes used as an insult.
  • Serve → Surf: As in “First come, first surfed” and “If memory surfs” and “Revenge is a dish best surfed cold” and “Surfs you right”.
  • Service → Surfice: As in, “A better surfice all round,” and “At your surfice,” and “Normal surfice has been resumed,” and “Out of surfice.”
  • Wave: “Wave goodbye” and “Mexican wave” and “Heat wave” and “Wave the white flag” and “Brain waves
  • *ways → *waves: Words than end in “ways” can be made into bad wave puns: alwaves (always), railwaves (railways), sidewaves, pathwaves, lengthwaves, doorwaves.
  • Waive → Wave: As in, “Could you wave this parking ticket?” Note: to waive something is to refrain from enforcing.
  • Sway → S-wave: As in, “S-wave with me,” and “You don’t hold any s-wave here.” Note: to hold sway is to have a position of influence or power.
  • Sand: As in, “Bury your head in the sand,” and “Draw a line in the sand,” and “A house built on sand,” and “Sun, sea and sand,” and “The sands of time.” Note: if a house is built on sand, then it’s very unstable and not expected to last very long.
  • Sandwich: As in “I was eating my sandwich at the beach”.
  • Sanctuary → Sandctuary: As in “Dogs aren’t allowed on this beach because it’s an animal sandctuary“.
  • Send → Sand: As in “It sands shivers down my spine!” and “Sand him over here.”
  • San* → Sand*: Replacing “san” with “sand” when it is at the start of a word give some nice corny puns: sanditary (sanitary), sandctioned (sanctioned), sandctuary (sanctuary), sandguine (sanguine), sandctions (sanctions).
  • Sensational → Sandsational: As in, “A sandsational list of holiday puns.”
  • Stand → Sand: As in, “Don’t sand so close to me,” and “Do you undersand?” and “Don’t just sand there!” and “I saw her sanding there,” and “My hair was sanding on end,” and “If you can’t sand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” and “It sands to reason,” and “A one night sand,” and “Sand on your own two feet,” and “Sand out from the crowd,” and “Sand up and be counted,” and “Sand up for yourself,” and “A sand up guy,” and “Do I sand a chance?” and “I sand corrected,” and “I’m sanding in for…” and “I can’t sand the sight of,” and “I could do it sanding on my head,” and “United we sand.”
  • Ticket: As in, “Dream ticket,” and “A high ticket item,” and “Just the ticket,” and “That’s the ticket,” and “Ticket to ride,” and “Golden ticket.” 
  • Flight: As in, “Fight or flight,” and “Flight attendant,” and “Flight of fancy,” and “Take flight.”
  • Fight → Flight: As in, “A straight flight,” and “Come out flighting,” and “Flight club,” and “Flight for the right to party,” and “Flight back,” and “Flight fire with fire,” and “Flight the good flight,” and “Freedom flighter,” and “Lean, mean flighting machine,” and “Live to flight another day,” and “Pick a flight,” and “Pillow flight,” and “Spoiling for a flight,” and “Flight to the death,” and “Won’t give up without a flight.” 
  • Light → Flight: As in, “Fast as greased flightning,” and “Flight as a feather,” and “At flightning speed,” and “Blinded by the flight,” and “Bring to flight,” and “Cold flight of day,” and “First flight,” and “Friday night and the flights are low,” and “Go out like a flight,” and “Guiding flight,” and “Flight at the end of the tunnel,” and “Flight entertainment,” and “Flight hearted,” and “Flighten up,” and “Flights out.”
  • Fright → Flight: As in, “Flightened of your own shadow,” and “A flightful mess,” and “Take flight,” and “You nearly flightened me to death!”
  • *light* → *flight*: As in, flightning, flighting, flightbulb, flighthearted, flighthouse, deflight (delight), highflight (highlight).
  • *flate* → *flight*: As in, conflight, deflight, and inflightable (inflatable).
  • Having a → Havana: As in, “I’m havana ball!” and “Are you havana good time?”
  • Tan*: People tend to return from summer holidays with noticeable, proud tans – so we’ve included “tan” in this list. As in, tangible, tank, tandem, tantamount, tangent, tangle.
  • *tan: As in, charlatan, cosmopolitan, spartan, titan, metropolitan, satan and tartan.
  • *tan*: As in, stand, important, understand and substance.
  • Ten → Tan: As in, “Count to tan,” and “Eight out of tan cats prefer it,” and “A perfect tan,” and “A hundred and tan percent.”
  • *ten* → *tan*: As in, “The bane of my existance,” and “As oftan as not,” and “Attantion seeker,” and “Battan down the hatches,” and “Set up tant,” and “A bone of contantion,” and “Flattan out,” and “Lightan up,” and “Off the beatan track,” and “Sweetan the pot,” and “Tightan the purse strings,” and “For all intants and purposes,” and “To your heart’s contant,” and “Tonsil tannis,” and “Writtan all over your face,” and “Frightan to death,” and “Smittan with,” and “Bittan by the bug,” and “Rottan to the core,” and “Stop, look and listan.”
  • Celebration→ Shellebration: As in “After finishing we should have a shellebration.”
  • Sel* → Shell*: If a word starts with “sel” a shell pun can be made by switching it with “shell”. For example: shellection (selection), shellect (select), shelldom (seldom), shellfless (selfless).
  • *sel → *shell: Words ending in “sel” can often be punned upon with “shell”: vesshell (vessel), tasshell (tassel), weashell (weasel), musshell (mussel), etc.
  • *sel* → *shell*: Words containing “sel” can yeild nice puns on “shell”: Hershellf, himshellf, themshellves, itshellf, myshellf, yourshelf, yourshelves, convershelly, counshelling, preshellected, overshelling, undershelling, ushellessely, weashelling.
  • *cial → *shell: When a word has “cial” as a suffix, this suffix can usually be swapped out for “shell” to create a shell pun: soshell (social), speshell (special), offishell (official), finanshell, commershell, crushell, judishell, artifishell, provinshell, rashell, benefishell, superfishell, fashell, glashell, sacrifishel, antisoshell.
  • Resort: As a resort is a luxury place to stay, we can use it to make some holiday puns too. As in, “Beach resort,” and “This is my last resort,” and “I didn’t want to resort to this.”
  • Con* → Conch*: A terrible shell pun can be made of almost any word that begins with “con”: conchtrol (control), conchsider (consider), conchtinue (continue), conchdition, conchtract, conchern, conchtain, conchference, conchtext, conchcept, conchtrast, conchfidence, conchtent, conchtribution, conchflict, conchsideration, conchstruction, conchtinued, conchclusion, conchduct, conchversation, conchgress, conchsumer, conchcentrate, conchtribute.
  • Help → Kelp: As in “Can you please kelp me build a sand castle?” and “Katie, kelp your brother lift that please”.
  • Should* → Shoald*: A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. We can use “shoal” be used to make puns like: shoald (should), shoalder (shoulder), shoaldering.
  • *tual* → *shoal*: As mentioned above, A “shoal” can refer to a large group of fish, or an area of shallow water, or an underwater sand bank. If a word contains “tual” it can often be replaced with “shoal” for a cute little pun: actshoal (actual), actshoality (actuality), intellectshoal (intellectual), ritshoal (ritual), spiritshoal, mutshoally, eventshoal, eventshoally, conceptshoal, conceptshoalise, virtshoal, contractshoal, factshoal, factshoally, perpetshoal, textshoal, contextshoal, perceptshoal, punctshoal, instinctshoal, actshoally, habitshoally.
  • Bereft → Bereeft: “bereft of” means “deprived of” of “lacking”. So an example sentence might be: “The old, stark beach house of bereefed of colour”.
  • Something → Somefin: As in “There’s somefin about the way he walks” and “Is that a shark, or somefin else?”.
  • In* → Fin*: A lovely and shameful pun can be made from any word starting with “in”. Simply replace “in” with “fin”: finformation, finfluence, finvolve, finternational, finvolved, fintroduce, findeed, finvestment, finto, finclude, finteresting, fintellectual, finjury, fintend, finterview, finsurance, finstrument, … Thousand more can be made with the help of a list like this. You can also check out the entry on dolphin puns for more puns of this nature.
  • Fan* → Fin*: “fan” can sometimes be replaced with “fin” at the start of words to create fin puns: fintastic (fantastic), finciful (fanciful), finfare (fanfare), fintasy, findom, finciful.
  • Nothing → Nofin: As in “Nofin is better than swimming with dolphins” and “I’ve got nofin left to give!”.
  • Debate → Debait: As in “I don’t want to debait you.” and “We’re just having a friendly debait“.
  • Well/Welcome → Whale/Whalecome: Whale-watching is a popular enough holiday activity for us to include whales in this list. As in “Whalecome to our home!” and “Whale, whale, whale, what do we have here?”.  Whale puns can be made with many more words like welfare (whalefare), welsh (whalesh) and wellness (whaleness). Check out the entry on whale puns for more.
  • Defin* → Dolphin: Swimming with dolphins is a much-loved holiday activity, so we can make some holiday puns by making dolphin references like these: “We dolphinitely need more time to finish the mission.” and “What is the dolphinition of this word?” and “Please dolphine this word.” and “It’s the dolphinitive source of Nordic history.” See the dolphin puns entry for more.
  • Endorphines → Endolphins: As in “I love that rush of endolphins you get after a good hard swimming session.”
  • Stark → Shark: As in “The shark contrast between his and his boyfriend’s attire was intriguing.” and “The old, shark house stood looming above us”.
  • Palm: As in “The only thing not sunburned are my palms” and “A face palm moment,” and “In the palm of your hand.” The pun is on palm trees in case you missed that.
  • Calm → Palm: As in, “A palming influence,” and “The palm before the storm,” and “Palm down!” and “Cool, palm, collected,” and “Keep palm and carry on.”
  • Friend → Frond: As in “My fronds made me a cute vegan birthday cake!” and “They’re such frondly people!”.
  • Fringe → Frondge: As in “Doesn’t your frondge get in your eyes when you’re swimming?”
  • Country: As in, “Country folk,” and “Country bumpkin.”
  • Mountain: As in, “Ain’t no mountain high enough,” and “Cool as a mountain stream,” and “Move mountains,” and “Head for the mountains,” and “Make a mountain out of a molehill,” and “Climb the highest mountain.” 
  • Can you → Canyon: As in, “Canyon please not do that?”
  • Food: Since food is such a large part of enjoyment in our holidays (especially now that Instagram is so widely used to show food snaps), we’ve included food in this entry too: “Comfort food,” and “Devil’s food cake,” and “Do you like hospital food?” and “Finger food,” and “Food chain,” and “Food for thought,” and “Soul food,” and “Put food on the table.”
  • Culture: As in, “Culture clash,” and “Culture shock,” and “High culture,” and “Pop culture.”
  • Privilege → Privillage: We can make some holiday puns by referring to villas, which are a luxurious type of accommodation. As in, “An honour and a privillage,” and “Rank has its privillages,” and “Check your privillage,” and “White privillage is very real.” Note: Very basically, white privilege is where society is set up to favour and benefit people who either have white skin, or who are “white-passing” (they are assumed to be white by others). 
  • Fill → Villa: As in, “Villa ‘er up!” and “Villa to the brim,” and “A stocking villa (filler),” and “Lip villas (fillers),” and “Attempts to villa the void.”
  • Home → Homestay: A homestay is where you can stay with a local family for a fee. As it’s cheaper than a hotel and some families will show guests around the area, it’s a good option for holidays so we’ve included it here. As in, “A house is not a homestay,” and “At homestay with,” and “There’s no place like homestay,” and “A broken homestay,” and “Charity begins at the homestay,” and “Close to homestay,” and “Don’t leave homestay without it.”
  • Lodge: A lodge can either mean a small house, or to formally present documentation or a complaint. We can use these interchangeably to make some bad holiday puns: “Lodge a complaint,” and “Where’s the ski lodge?” and “I’m lodging an objection.”
  • *ledge* → *lodge*: As in, “Acknowlodged,” and “Fully-flodged,” and “Use a slodgehammer to crack a nut,” and “A little knowlodge is a dangerous thing,” and “Knowlodge is power.”
  • Large → Lodge: As in, “Lodge as life,” and “At lodge,” and “By and lodge,” and “Lodger than life,” and “A small cog in a lodge machine,” and “On the lodge side,” and “In lodge part,” and “Living lodge,” and “Lodge and in charge.”
  • Car: We’ve included common forms of transport in here as they get us to and from our holidays and trips. As in, “You can drive my car,” and “Happiness is a quick-starting car,” and “Would you buy a used car from this guy?”
  • Car*: As in, care, card, career, carry, carrier, cardinal, carriage, cart, caravan
  • *car: As in, scar, sidecar, madagascar, handcar, railcar
  • *car*: As in, precarious, healthcare and vicarious
  • *cer* → *car*: As in, cartain (certain), cartificate (certificate), caremony (ceremony), carebral (cerebral), soccar (soccer), viscaral (visceral). 
  • *cu* → *car*: As in, circart (circuit), circarmstance (circumstance), circarmvent, circar (circa), circarmstances, circars (circus), circarmference (circumference). 
  • *cor* → *car*: As in, carner (corner), carrespondence (correspondence), carporation (corporation), carroborate (corroborate), carrelation (correlation), cardial (cordial), decar (decor), rancar (rancor), recard (record), accard (accord), accardingly (accordingly), incarporate (incorporate). 
  • *cur* → *car*: As in, concar (concur), carrent (current), carate (curate), carriculum (curriculum), carve (curve), carious (curious), carrency (currency), carse (curse), incar (incur), occar (occur), recar (recur), carrent (current), obscare (obscure), secarity (security), carate (curate), secare (secure). 
  • Bus: As in, “A busman’s holiday,” and “Waiting for the bus.”
  • Bus*: As in, “Bust a move,” and “We’re in business,” and “Beat around the bush,” and “Go away, I’m busy,” and “Hustle and bustle,” and “Hang on, buster,” and “A bustling city.”
  • *bus: As in, “Nimbus 2000,” and “This is our school syllabus,” and “She wrote an entire omnibus,” and “What a succubus.” Note: the Nimbus 2000 is the first broomstick Harry Potter owns.
  • *bus*: As in, “A robust effort,” and “Emotional abuse is still abuse.”
  • *bas* → *bus*: As in, “Buse (base) instincts,” and “The busis (basis) of my theory,” and “It was a busic question,” and “Birthday bush,” and “You bustard,” and “Busket case.”
  • *bes* → *bus*: As in, “A buspoke (bespoke) jacket,” and “My bust (best) effort,” and “I bustow my bust wishes,” and “Busides, I don’t want to,” and “I buseech you,” and “Bustiality is isn’t a joke; it’s unethical,” and “I’m busotted with them,” and “I’m busieged with suitors.”
  • *bis* → *bus*: As in, “Want a buscuit?” and “Bushop to E3,” and “Meet at the new vegan bustro,” and “We’re refurbushing the kitchen,” and “Good riddance to bad rubbush.”
  • Train: As in, “Gravy train,” and “Strangers on a train,” and “The light at the end of the tunnel might just be a train,” and “Train crash,” and “Train of thought,” and “Train wreck.” Notes: a gravy train is a situation which is low-risk and high benefit. 
  • Chain → Train: As in, “A train is only as strong as its weakest link,” and “Train gang,” and “Train letter,” and Train of command,” and “Train reaction,” and “Daisy train,” and “Food train,” and “Off the train.”
  • Plain → Plane: As in, “Plane as day,” and “As plane as the nose on my face,” and “Hidden in plane sight,” and “Plane sailing,” and “In plane view.”
  • Plan* → Plane*: As in, Plane-t (plant), planet, plane-ing (planning), plane-d (planned)
  • *plain → *plane: As in, explane, complane, chaplane and complane‘t (complaint). 
  • *Very* → *Ferry*: As in, “Be afraid, be ferry afraid,” and “Before your ferry eyes,” and “Hold ferry tight, please,” and “How ferry dare you,” and “I was ferry drunk,” and “Thank you ferry much,” and “Ferry tasty,” and “Ferry interesting, but stupid,” and “Ferry well,” and “At the ferry least,” and “Eferry inch,” and “Eferry last one,” and “Eferry nook and cranny,” and “Don’t believe eferrything you hear,” and “Eferrybody likes a joker, but nobody lends them money,” and “Question eferrything,” and “Timing is eferrything.”
  • Furry → Ferry: As in, “A ferry toy,” and “My legs are looking a bit ferry.”
  • Fairy → Ferry: As in, “Airy ferry,” and “A ferrytale ending,” and “Nobody loves a ferry when she’s forty.”
  • Vary → Ferry: As in, “Results may ferry,” and “Your mileage may ferry.” Note: Your mileage may vary is an expression indicating that something that works for one may not work for another. Is commonly shortened to YMMV. 
  • *fer → *ferry: As in, deferry (defer), conferry (confer), inferry (infer), referry (refer), offerry (offer), transferry (transfer), bufferry (buffer), preferry (prefer). 
  • Nefarious → Neferryous: As in, “A neferryous villain.”
  • Boat → But: As in “Last boat not least” and “Close, boat no cigar.”
  • Saboteur → Saboateur : As in “Captain, I believe there’s a saboateur on our ship.”
  • Boat: As in, “Don’t rock the boat,” and “In the same boat,” and “Missed the boat,” and “Whatever floats your boat,” and “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Notes: to rock the boat is to say something that will upset the people around you. If you need a bigger boat, then you’ve underestimated the situation you’re in. 
  • Butt → Boat: As in, “Kick boat,” and “Kiss my boat,” and “Pain in the boat,” and “My boat is on the line,” and “Boat-terflies in my stomach.” 
  • Bowtie → Boat-tie: As in, “My boat-tie is too tight.” 
  • Beaut* → Boat*: As in, “Boat-iful people,” and “Boat-y mark,” and “I need my boat-y sleep,” and “Make boat-iful music together,” and “Boat-y is in the eye of the beholder,” and “Boat-y is only skin-deep.”
  • About/Abode → Aboat: As in “What aboat the captain?” and “Welcome to my aboat!”
  • Shit → Ship: As in “Oh ship, we’re in trouble now.”
  • *sib* → *ship*: If a word contains “sib” it can usually be replaced with “ship” to create a terrible pun. For example: posshiply (possibly), accesshipility (accessibility), incomprehenshiple, feashipble, irresponshipble, invishipble, ostenshipbly, revershipble, vishipble. An example sentence might be: “I am responshiple for my puns.”
  • *sip* → *ship*: If a word contains “sip” it can usually be replaced with “ship”. For example: gosship (gossip), dishipate (dissipate), shipping (sipping), inshipid (insipid).
  • Sel* → Sail*: If a word starts with “sel” a boat pun can often be made by replacing it with “sail”: sailection (selection), sailect (select), sailf (self), sailling (selling), sail (sell), saildom (seldom), sailfish (selfish), sailfless (selfless), sailective (selective).
  • Cruise: As in, “Cruise control,” and “A world cruise.”
  • *crew* → *cruise*: As in, “Motley cruise,” and “Turn the scruise,” and “Skeleton cruise,” and “I scruised up,” and “Scruise it!” Note: a motley crew is a group of randomly assembled people. To turn the screws is to put pressure on someone to do something. 
  • Choose → Cruise: As in, “A woman’s right to cruise,” and “Cruise your weapon,” and “Beggars can’t be cruisers.”
  • Chew → Cruise: As in, “Have your ears cruised off,” and “Bite off more than you can cruise.”
  • Helicopter: As in, “Helicopter parent,” and “Get in the helicopter!”
  • Tuxedo → Taxido: Make a pun on taxis: “I need a new taxido.”
  • Tax → Taxi: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and taxis,” and “Goods and services taxis.”
  • *uber*: Change and emphasize words with the “uber” sound in them: bluber(bluebird), exuberance, exuberant, protuberance, puberty
  • Super → Suber: As in, “Suber bad,” and “Suber Mario,” and “Suberhero,” and “Subersize,” and “Nothing improves creativity like a lack of subervision.”
  • Soup → Souber: As in, “Alphabet souber,” and “From souber to nuts.”
  • Sober → Suber: As in, “As suber as a judge,” and “Clean and suber,” and “Stone cold suber,” and “Call me when you’re suber.”
  • Sub* → Suber*: As in, suberlime (sublime), suberject (subject), subersequent (subsequent), suberstantial (substantial), suberjective (subjective), subermit (submit), suberstance (substance). 
  • Rail → Monorail: As in, “Thin as a monorail,” and “Go off the monorails,” and “Off the monorails.”
  • *cab*: Make some cab puns by emphasising the “cab” sound in certain words: amicable, applicability, bancable (bankable), breacable (breakable), cabaret, cabbage, cabernet, cabin, cabinet, despicable, impeccable, macabre, vocabulary, applicable, irrevocable, licable (likable), remarcable (remarkable), unshacable (unshakeable). 
  • *com* → *cab*: As in, cabbler (cobbler), cabalt (cobalt), cabra (cobra), cabble (cobble), and cabweb (cobweb).
  • *cub* → *cab*: As in cabicle (cubicle) and incabate (incubate). 
  • Chair → Chairlift: As in, “Have a chairlift,” and “Musical chairlifts.”
  • Jet: Make references to jets and jetsetting with these jet-related phrases: “Jet black,” and “Jet-setting,” and “Jet lag,” and “Jet propelled,” and “Jetty,” and “Jettison.” Note: to jettison something is to get rid of an unneeded or unwanted thing. 
  • Jot → Jet: As in, “Let me jet that down.” Note: to jot something down is to quickly write or scribble a note.
  • Get → Jet: As in, “As good as it jets,” and “Ask a silly question, jet a silly answer,” and “Buy one, jet one free,” and “Can’t jet you out of my head,” and “Can’t jet enough,” and “Come and jet it,” and “Don’t jet mad, jet even,” and “Don’t jet me started,” and “I’m jetting better and better,” and “Flattery will jet you nowhere,” and “From the jet go,” and “Jet rich quick,” and “Jet a feel for,” and “Jet a handle on,” and “I jet knocked down, but I jet up again,” and “Pay peanuts and jet monkeys,” and “Let’s jet physical,” and “What you see is what you jet.”
  • Jut→ Jet: As in, “Watch out for that branch – it’s jetting out.” Note: to jut out is to protrude. 
  • *git/get* → *jet*: As in, ajetator (agitator), ajetate (agitate), apolojetic, budjet, cojetate (cogitate), dijet (digit), dijetal (digital), enerjetic, fidjet, fujetive (fugitive), illejetimacy (illegitimacy), lejetimacy (legitimacy). Notes: an agitator is one who stirs up feeling or trouble. To cogitate is to intently think about or comsider something. 
  • Sit → Transit: As in, “Are you transitting comfortably?” and “Don’t just transit there,” and “Transit it out,” and “Transit tight,” and “Transitting pretty,” and “A transitting target.”
  • Plot → Pilot: As in, “Lose the pilot,” and “The pilot thickens,” and “A pilot of land.”
  • Pilates → Pilotes: As in, “I do pilotes three times a week.”
  • Business: While business may be the opposite of a holiday, we’re using it as a reference to business class when flying. As in, “Dirty business,” and “Back in business,” and “Business as usual,” and “Business at hand,” and “Business before pleasure,” and “Business class,” and “The business end,” and “Business or pleasure?” and “Business partner,” and “Do your business,” and “It’s not your business,” and “Mind your own business,” and “Monkey business,” and “Open for business,” and “A risky business,” and “Strictly business,” and “This is a place of business!” and “That’s show business.”
  • Class → First class: As in, “A first class act,” and “First class warfare,” and “In a first class of their own,” and “A first class clown.”
  • Rail → Railway: As in, “Thin as a railway,” and “Go off the railways.”
  • Way → Railway: As in, “A funny thing happened on the railway,” and “All the railway,” and “And that’s the railway it is,” and “There must be another railway,” and “Any railway you slice it,” and “Any which railway,” and “By the railway,” and “Change your railways,” and “Go all the railway,” and “Go down the wrong railway,” and “Go our separate railways,” and “Have it both railways,” and “In a bad railway,” and “Mend your railways,” and “My railway or the highway.”
  • Hike: As hiking is a popular activity for travellers, it’s been included in this entry. As in, “Take a hike,” and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and “This backpack makes my jacket hike up.”
  • Haiku → Hike-u: As in, “Writing hike-us is really hard.”
  • Shop: Shopping is another popular holiday activity and one that is particularly instagrammable, so we’ve included it here. As in, “You’re all over the shop,” and “Like a bull in a china shop,” and “One stop shop,” and “Personal shopper,” and “Shop ’til you drop,” and “Shop around,” and “Talk shop,” and “Window shopping.” Notes: to be all over the shop is to have something happen chaotically, messily, or in various places at once. To be a bull in a china shop is to act clumsily or indelicately around delicate things or topics. 
  • Chop → Shop: As in, “Bust your shops,” and “Shop and change,” and “Get the shop.” Note: To “bust your chops” can have two meanings. If you bust your own chops, then you’ve spent a great deal of energy and effort to do something. If someone else busts your chops, then they’ve scolded or reprimanded you. To chop and change is to continually change your mind. 
  • Shape → Shop: As in, “Get bent out of shop,” and “It all went pear-shopped,” and “In any way, shop, or form,” and “Lick into shop,” and “Shop up or ship out,” and “Whip into shop.”
  • Ship → Shop: As in, “Abandon shop,” and “Extend the hand of friendshop,” and “Go down with the shop,” and “Jump shop,” and “Run a tight shop,” and “Shape up or shop out,” and “Shops of the desert,” and “That shop has sailed,” and “The face that launched a thousand shops,” and “The start of a beautiful friendshop,” and “A stormy relationshop.” Notes: Camels are known as ships of the desert. 
  • Roam: As in, “Roaming ’round the mountains,” and “Did you remember to activate roaming on your phone?”
  • Rome → Roam: As in, “All roads lead to roam,” and “Roam wasn’t built in a day.”
  • *rome*: As in, “Roameo and Juliet,” and “Peter Pan syndroam,” and “Rollerdroam.”
  • *rom*: As in, aroamatherapy, chroam (chrome), chroamosome (chromosome), monochroam, proamiscuous, proamotion, roamance, roamaine (as in the lettuce). 
  • *ski*: Emphasise the “ski” in words to make some snowy puns: “Selling snow to eskimos,” and “Asking for a friend,” and “By the skin of one’s teeth,” and “Comfortable in your own skin,” and “Get under your skin,” and “Makes my skin crawl,” and “Made my heart skip a beat,” and “Watch the skies.”
  • Snow: As snowy areas are just as popular as the beach, snow-related words and activities have been included here. As in, “Pure as the driven snow,” and “White as snow,” and “Blanket of snow,” and “Let it snow,” and “Snow White,” and “A snowball’s chance in hell,” and “Snowed in,” and “Snowed under,” and “The abominable snowman.” Notes: A snowball’s chance in hell basically means that something is almost impossible – just like the odds for a snowball to survive hell without melting. 
  • Board → Snowboard: As in, “All above snowboard,” and “Across the snowboard,” and “Back to the drawing snowboard,” and “Bed and snowboard,” and “Snowboarding pass.”
  • Dive: As in, “Dive in,” and “Take a dive,” and “Going diving?”
  • Climb: As in, “A mountain to climb,” and “Climb down,” and “Climb on the bandwagon,” and “Climb the social ladder.”
  • Climate → Climb-ate: As in, “A chilly climb-ate,” and “I know you don’t believe in climb-ate change, but it’d be cooler if you did.”
  • Photo: As in, “Photo finish,” and “Photo opportunity,” and “Get in the photo!” and “Take a photo of me,” and “I need a photo for my instagram.”
  • So far → Safari: Safaris are included in our list of holiday activities, so is included in this entry. As in, “I can’t believe you’d so safari as to..” and “Safari, so good,” and “Why are you going safari?”
  • Tour: As in, “Eco tourism,” and “Magical mystery tour,” and “Tour de force,” and “A world tour.”
  • Too → Tour: As in, “A step tour far,” and “About time, tour,” and “I’m tour sexy for my shirt,” and “It’s never tour late to learn,” and “It’s tour cold to snow,” and “You know tour much,” and “Life’s tour short,” and “No challenge tour great,” and “This tour shall pass,” and “Tour easy,” and “Tour big for your boots,” and “Tour close for comfort,” and “Tour good to be true,” and “Tour many cooks spoil the broth.”
  • Two→ Tour: As in, “A bicycle built for tour,” and “As alike as tour peas in a pod,” and “Caught in tour minds,” and “Eating for tour,” and “Goody tour shoes,” and “In tour shakes of a lamb’s tail,” and “It takes tour to tango,” and “Tour steps forward, one step back.”
  • Tour*: As in, tournament and tourniquet

The following puns are about specific types of seasonal holiday, rather than about holidays in general.

  • Year → New Year: As in, “As bright as a new year,” and “Brand spanking new year,” and “Dawn of a new year,” and “Out with the old, in with the new year.”
  • Honeymoon: As in, “Honeymoon period.”
  • Honey → Honeymoon: As in, “A taste of honeymoon,” and “Land of milk and honeymoon.”
  • Moon → Honeymoon: As in, “Ask for the honeymoon,” and “Bark at the honeymoon,” and “A blue honeymoon,” and “Cry for the honeymoon,” and “Eclipse of the honeymoon,” and “Fly me to the honeymoon,” and “Many honeymoons ago,” and “Honeymoonlight serenade,” and “Over the honeymoon,” and “On the dark side of the honeymoon,” and “The man in the honeymoon,” and “Phases of the honeymoon,” and “To the honeymoon and back.”
  • *eve*: Make references to Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve by emphasising the “eve” in certain words: “And they lived happily ever after,” and “An evening person,” and “Forever and a day,” and “Hardly ever,” and “Hello, good evening and welcome,” and “Nothing is ever free,” and “The greatest story ever told,” and “The key to a nice, relaxed evening,” and “An ace up your sleeve,” and “Believe it or not,” and “The blessed event,” and “Break even,” and “The eleventh hour,” and “Even the score,” and “Every inch,” and “Never mind,” and “Every cloud has a silver lining,” and “Question everything.”
  • Easter: As in, “Easter Island,” and “Easter parade,” and “The Easter bunny.”
  • East/Eastern → Easter: As in, “Easter of Eden,” and “Full of Easter promise.”
  • *east → *easter: As in, “At the very l-easter,” and “A f-easter for the eyes,” and “F-easter or famine,” and “The king of b-easters,” and “Last but not l-easter,” and “Nutritional y-easter is a good cheese substitute.”
  • Giving → Thanksgiving: As in, “The gift that keeps on Thanksgiving.” For more Thanksgiving-related puns, see our Thanksgiving list.
  • Christmas: As in, “A Christmas carol,” and “All I want for Christmas is you,” and “Christmas comes but once a year,” and “Done up like a Christmas tree,” and “Have yourself a merry little Christmas,” and “Lit up like a Christmas tree,” and “A white Christmas.” Note: If you’d like more Christmas-related puns, stay tuned for our Christmas list which is coming soon. 

Holiday-Related Words

To help you come up with your own holiday 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!

General: holiday, vacation, staycation, retreat, travel, escape, trip, journey, leisure, recreation, break, rest, tourist, tourism, abroad, sabbatical, beach, sand, sea, resort, tropical, island, palm tree, surf, waves, tan, bathers, sunshine, sunscreen, country, mountain, canyon, food, culture, getaway, weekend, bed and breakfast, hotel, hostel, motel, villa, homestay, cabin, lodge, cottage, airbnb, adventure, destination, pack, bag, suitcase, luggage, ticket, airport, flight, car, bus, train, rail, airplane, aeroplane, ferry, boat, cruise, ship, helicopter, taxi, uber, flight, rickshaw, monorail, cable car, cab, caravan, rv (recreational vehicle), chairlift, jet, plane, sailboat, yacht, accommodation, backpacking, activities, transit, itinerary, pilot, flight attendant, business, first-class, economy, railway, sail, hiking, shopping, safari, roam, skiing, snowboard, dancing, diving, snorkeling, climbing, photo, photography, bird watching, festival, tour, family, honeymoon, romantic, solo, luxury

Specific holidays: new year’s, new year’s eve, good friday, easter, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas, diwali, eid, ramadan, hanukkah, chinese new year, yom kippur

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