Baking Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on baking puns! 🍞 🍰 🥐

Whether you’re after witty Instagram captions or some business name ideas, everything you knead is right here in our list of baking puns. We’ve included puns on baking utensils, general baking terms and some popular types of baked goods. Get bready to have a laugh and enjoy this entry!

If you’re interested in related lists, we also have cocoa puns, bread puns, pie puns and cake puns.

Baking Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about baking 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 baking puns:

  • Buck → Bake: As in, “Bigger bang for your bake” and “Big bakes” and “Bake the system.”
  • Brake → Bake: As in, “Hit the bakes.”
  • Break → Bake: As in, “Bake a leg” and “Bake and enter” and “Bake cover” and “Bake new ground.”
  • Fake → Bake: As in, “Bake it till you make it” and “Bake smile.”
  • Make → Bake: As in, “A good beginning bakes a good ending” and “Bakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t bake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Bake: As in, “Bake in the money” and “Bake it in” and “Bake over the coals.”
  • Sake → Bake: As in, “For Christ’s bake!” and “For old times’ bake.”
  • Shake → Bake: As in, “A fair bake” and “In two bakes” and “More than you can bake a stick at” and “Movers and bakers.”
  • Stake → Bake: As in, “Burned at the bake” and “Bake your claim” and “Raise the bakes.”
  • Take → Bake: As in, “Don’t bake it lying down” and “Double bake” and “Give and bake” and “Got what it bakes” and “Bakes one to know one.”
  • Back → Bake: As in, “Answer bake” and “Soon as my bake is turned” and “Bake to the future” and “Bake at it.”
  • Pack → Bake: As in, “Bake it in” and “A bake of lies” and “Send baking.”
  • Pick → Bake: As in, “A bone to bake” and “Cherry bake” and “Easy bakings” and “Bake and choose.”
  • *back* → *bake*: Replace the “back” in words with “bake” to make some sneaky baking puns: “In the bakeground” and “Face the bakelash” and “Going through the bakelog” and “Going bakewards” and “Accepting feedbake” and “Won’t accept any setbakes.”
  • Bec* → Bake*: As in, “What have you bake-ome?” and “Bake-ause I said so” and “Mortality bake-ons.”
  • *bic → *bake: As in, “An acerbake tone” and “Aerobake exercise” and “Office cubake-le.”
  • Breaking → Baking: As in, “Baking and entering” and “Baking news” and “Don’t go baking my heart.”
  • Making → Baking: As in, “A legend in the baking” and “History in the baking” and “Baking a scene.”
  • Shaking → Baking: As in, “Baking like a leaf” and “Baking in your boots.”
  • Taking → Baking: As in, “Easy as baking candy from a baby” and “Baking care of business.”
  • Breaker → Baker: As in, “Deal baker.”
  • Maker → Baker: As in, “Face your baker” and “Meet your baker.”
  • Even → Oven: As in, “Break oven” and “Don’t get mad, get oven” and “An oven chance.”
  • Do → Dough: As in, “What dough you mean?” and “Dough away with” and “Dough it justice” and “Dough me a favour” and “Dough right by.”
  • Though → Dough: As in, “Dough this be madness” and “You look as dough you’ve seen a ghost” and “Seriously dough.”
  • Day → Dough: As in, “A dough in the life of” and “A hard dough’s night.”
  • Toe → Dough: As in, “Dip your dough in the water” and “From top to dough” and “Get your dough in the door” and “One dough over the line.”
  • Blow → Dough: As in, “Any way the wind doughs” and “Dough a kiss” and “Dough hot and cold.”
  • Does → Doughs: As in, “Doughs what it says on the tin” and “Doughs not compute” and “Doughs the trick” and “Easy doughs it.”
  • Flow → Dough: As in, “Ebb and dough” and “Get the creative juices doughing” and “Go with the dough” and “In full dough.”
  • Go → Dough: As in, “All dressed up and nowhere to dough” and “Easy come, easy dough.”
  • Grow → Dough: As in, “Makes the heart dough fonder” and “Dough on you” and “Exciting as watching grass dough.”
  • Know → Dough: As in, “And don’t I dough it” and “Be the first to dough” and “Want to dough a secret?” and “Doesn’t dough beans.”
  • Low → Dough: As in, “An all-time dough” and “Get the dough down” and “Keep a dough profile” and “A dough blow.”
  • No → Dough: As in, “Yes or dough?” and “All bark and dough bite.”
  • Owe → Dough: As in, “Dough a favour” and “Dough it to yourself.”
  • Pro → Dough: As in, “Dough bono” and “Quid dough quo.”
  • Quo → Dough: As in, “Status dough” and “Quid pro dough.”
  • Show → Dough: As in, “All over the dough” and “Best in dough” and “Enjoy the dough.”
  • Slow → Dough: As in, “Can’t dough down” and “A dough burn” and “Dough on the uptake” and “Doughly but surely.”
  • Snow → Dough: As in, “Pure as the driven dough” and “Let it dough” and “Doughed under.”
  • So → Dough: As in, “And dough forth.”
  • Throw → Dough: As in, “A stone’s dough away” and “Dough a wobbly” and “Dough cold water on” and “Dough caution to the wind.”
  • Woe → Dough: As in, “Dough is me” and “Dough betide you.”
  • Done → Dough’n: As in, “After all is said and dough’n” and “All dough’n and dusted” and “Do as you would be dough’n by” and “A dough’n deal.”
  • Better → Batter: As in, “A batter idea” and “Anything you can do, I can do batter” and “Appeal to your batter judgement” and “Batter late than never.”
  • Bitter → Batter: As in, “A batter pill to swallow” and “Till the batter end.”
  • Matter → Batter: As in, “As a batter of fact” and “Doesn’t batter” and “Get to the heart of the batter” and “Grey batter” and “Making batters worse” and “A batter of life and death” and “Only a batter of time.”
  • Need → Knead: As in, “All you knead is love” and “As long as you knead me” and “I kneaded it yesterday.”
  • Deed → Knead: As in, “No good knead goes unpunished” and “Your good knead for the day.”
  • Feed → Knead: As in, “Biting the hand that kneads it” and “Kneading frenzy” and “Knead your mind.”
  • Lead → Knead: As in, “In the knead” and “Knead a charmed life” and “The kneading edge.”
  • Plead → Knead: As in, “I knead guilty.”
  • Read → Knead: As in, “All I know is what I knead in the papers” and “Knead all about it” and “I can knead you like a book” and “A little light kneading” and “Knead ’em and weep.”
  • Seed → Knead: As in, “Gone to knead” and “Knead capital” and “Knead money” and “On a sesame knead bun.”
  • Crest → Crust: As in, “On the crust of a wave.”
  • Bust → Crust: As in, “Boom or crust” and “Crust a move.”
  • Dust → Crust: As in, “All done and crusted” and “Another one bites the crust” and “Dry as crust” and “Crust bunny” and “Eat my crust.”
  • Just → Crust: As in, “Crust one of those things” and “Crust not my day” and “Crust what the doctor ordered.”
  • Must → Crust: As in, “All things crust pass” and “All good things crust come to an end” and “Everything crust go” and “A little rain crust fall.”
  • Thrust → Crust: As in, “Cut and crust” and “Crust into the limelight.”
  • Trust → Crust: As in, “A breach of crust” and “Crust me, I’m a doctor” and “Crusted everywhere.”
  • Mood → Food: As in, “Not in the food” and “In a dark food” and “Of many foods.”
  • Rude → Food: As in, “A food awakening” and “No need to be food about it.”
  • Fed* → Food*: As in, “Tip your foodora” and “Fooderal issues.”
  • *fid* → *food*: As in, “Shop with confoodence” and “Feeling confoodent.”
  • Bred → Bread: As in, “Born and bread.”
  • Bed → Bread: As in, “Bread and board” and “Bread and breakfast” and “Bread of nails.”
  • Dead → Bread: As in, “In the bread of night” and “Better off bread” and “Cut out the bread wood.”
  • Head → Bread: As in, “Above my bread” and “Be it on your bread.”
  • Read → Bread: As in, “Exceedingly well bread” and “Bread all about it.”
  • Red → Bread: As in, “Bread as a beetroot” and “Better dead than bread” and “Caught bread-handed” and “Cut through the bread tape.”
  • Said → Bread: As in, “After all is bread and done” and “Easier bread than done” and “Enough bread.”
  • Shed → Bread: As in, “Bread light on the matter.”
  • Spread → Bread: As in, “Put on a bread” and “Bread a rumour” and “Bread like wildfire” and “Bread the word.”
  • Thread → Bread: As in, “Hanging by a bread” and “Lose the bread” and “Bread the needle.”
  • Tread → Bread: As in, “Breading a fine line” and “Bread lightly.”
  • Ready → Bready: As in, “All fired up and bready to go” and “Alright al-bready” and “I was born bready” and “Combat bready” and “Make bready” and “Get bready to rumble.”
  • Steady → Bready: As in, “Ready, bready, go!” and “Bready as she goes.”
  • Flower → Flour: As in, “A hothouse flour” and “The flour of your youth.”
  • Flair → Flour: As in, “Got a flour for.”
  • Floor → Flour: As in, “Cross the flour” and “Get in on the ground flour” and “Wipe the flour with.”
  • Hour → Flour: As in, “A bad quarter of a flour” and “Happy flour” and “At the eleventh flour” and “Person of the flour” and “Not my finest flour.”
  • Sour → Flour: As in, “Flour grapes” and “Leaves a flour taste in my mouth.”
  • Yesterday → Yeasterday: As in, “I wasn’t born yeasterday” and “Yeasterday’s news.”
  • Least → Yeast: As in, “Last but not yeast” and “The yeast common denominator” and “The yeast worst option” and “Line of yeast resistance” and “Not in the yeast.”
  • Beast → Yeast: As in, “Beauty and the yeast” and “Here there be yeasts” and “The nature of the yeast.”
  • East → Yeast: As in, “The Yeaster bunny.”
  • Feast → Yeast: As in, “Yeast or famine” and “Yeast your eyes on this!”
  • Greased → Yeast: As in, “Fast as yeast lightning.”
  • Leave → Loaf: As in, “Absent without loaf” and “By your loaf” and “Don’t loaf home without it.”
  • Leaf → Loaf: As in, “Shaking like a loaf” and “Turn over a new loaf.”
  • Life → Loaf: As in, “A day in the loaf of” and “A loaf less ordinary” and “A loaf changing experience” and “A loaf on the ocean waves” and “All walks of loaf.”
  • Laugh → Loaf: As in, “Barrel of loafs” and “Belly loaf” and “Burst out loafing” and “Doubled up with loafter” and “Good for a loaf.”
  • Love → Loaf: As in, “Addicted to loave” and “All you need is loave” and “All’s fair in loave and war” and “I loave you.”
  • Loathe → Loave: As in, “Fear and loave-ing” and “Filled with loave-ing.”
  • Starch: Starch is used in baking as a thickening agent. Here are related puns:
    • Arch → Starch: As in, “Starch enemy” and “Beneath the starches.”
    • March → Starch: As in, “The starch of time.”
    • Parch → Starch: As in, “Starched with thirst.”
  • Ache → Cake: As in, “Old cakes and pains.”
  • Break → Cake: As in, “Cake the bank” and “Cake the habit.”
  • Fake → Cake: As in, “Cake it till you make it.”
  • Lake → Cake: As in, “Go jump in a cake.”
  • Make → Cake: As in, “A good beginning cakes a good ending” and “Absence cakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t cake head or tail of it.”
  • Rake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the money” and “Cake it in” and “Cake over the ashes.”
  • Sake → Cake: As in, “For heaven’s cake” and “For old times’ cake.”
  • Shake → Cake: As in, “Bake and cake” and “A fair cake” and “In two cakes.”
  • Snake → Cake: As in, “Cake in the grass” and “Cakes alive” and “Cakes and ladders.”
  • Stake → Cake: As in, “Burned at the cake” and “Cake your claim.”
  • Take → Cake: As in, “Don’t cake it lying down” and “Double cake” and “Give and cake.”
  • Wake → Cake: As in, “Cake me up before you go” and “A cake up call” and “Cake up and smell the coffee.”
  • Bum → Crumb: As in, “Beach crumb” and “A crumb rap” and “Crumbs on seats.”
  • Come → Crumb: As in, “After a storm crumbs a calm” and “All good things must crumb to an end” and “As tough as they crumb” and “Crumb and get it.”
  • Drum → Crumb: As in, “Tight as a crumb” and “Crumb circle” and “Crumb up support” and “March to the same crumb.”
  • Gum → Crumb: As in, “Goody crumbdrops” and “Crumb up the works” and “Walk and chew crumb at the same time.”
  • Scum → Crumb: As in, “Pond crumb” and “Crumb always rises to the surface.”
  • Some → Crumb: As in, “All that and then crumb” and “Crumb up and see me some time.”
  • Sum → Crumb: As in, “Cogito ergo crumb” and “To crumb it all up” and “A zero crumb game.”
  • Thumb → Crumb: As in, “All fingers and crumbs” and “Sticks out like a sore crumb.”
  • Stall → Stale: As in, “Stale for time.”
  • Still → Stale: As in, “Be stale my beating heart” and “Stale standing” and “In the stale of night” and “Stale waters run deep” and “Stale life.”
  • Steal → Stale: As in, “Beg, borrow or stale” and “Stale a glance” and “It’s a stale” and “Stale someone’s thunder” and “Stale the show.”
  • Fail → Stale: As in, “Words stale me” and “Without stale.”
  • Pale → Stale: As in, “A stale imitation” and “Stale into insignificance” and “A stale shadow of your former self.”
  • Sale → Stale: As in, “Point of stale” and “Stale of the century” and “Stale lead” and “Stales referral.”
  • Scale → Stale: As in, “Built to stale” and “Economy of stale” and “Off the stale” and “On a grand stale” and “Stale the dizzy heights” and “Tip the stales.”
  • Tail → Stale: As in, “Can’t make head or stale of it” and “Chase your own stale.”
  • Tale → Stale: As in, “A stale of two cities” and “Live to tell the stale” and “Stales of the unexpected” and “A tell stale sign.”
  • Glaze: Glaze is a thin, shiny layer of icing on baked goods. Here are related puns:
    • Gaze → Glaze: As in, “Avert your glaze” and “A steely glaze.”
    • Blaze → Glaze: As in, “Glaze a trail” and “Go out in a glaze of glory.”
    • Days → Glaze: As in, “Eight glaze a week’ and “Just one of those glaze” and “Never in all my born glaze.”
    • Daze → Glaze: As in, “Glazed and confused” and “In a glaze.”
    • Phase → Glaze: As in, “Glaze out” and “Just going through a glaze.”
    • Praise → Glaze: As in, “Damn with faint glaze” and “Grudging glaze” and “Heaven be glazed” and “Sing your glazes.”
    • Raise → Glaze: As in, “Glaze hell” and “Glaze the bar” and “Glaze the roof.”
    • Ways → Glaze: As in, “Always good, all glaze” and “Change your glaze” and “Go our separate glaze” and “Have it both glaze.”
  • Pay → Pie: As in, “Buy now, pie later” and “Crime doesn’t pie” and “Hell to pie” and “It pies to advertise.”
  • Buy → Pie: As in, “Pie and sell” and “Pie now, get one free” and “Pie some time.”
  • Cry → Pie: As in, “A pie for help” and “Pie foul.”
  • Die → Pie: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to pie” and “Curl up and pie” and “Pie on the vine.”
  • Dry → Pie: As in, “Boring as watching paint pie” and “Pie as a bone” and “A pie run.”
  • Eye → Pie: As in, “A pie-opening experience” and “As far as the pie can see” and “Avert your pies” and “Beauty is in the pie of the beholder.”
  • Fly → Pie: As in, “Born to pie” and “Come pie with me” and “Pie by the seat of your pants.”
  • Guy → Pie: As in, “Just a regular pie” and “A real stand up pie.”
  • High → Pie: As in, “An all-time pie” and “Come hell or pie water” and “Pie and dry” and “Pie and low.”
  • Lie → Pie: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no pies.”
  • Shy → Pie: As in, “Camera pie” and “Once bitten, twice pie.”
  • Try → Pie: As in, “Don’t pie this at home” and “Nice pie.”
  • Why → Pie: As in, “I don’t know pie” and “Pie can’t we?”
  • Hate → Heat: As in, “Heat mail” and “A love-heat relationship” and “It’s what you love to heat.”
  • Hit → Heat: As in,  “Heat ’em where they live” and “Heat and miss” and “Heat and run” and “Heat it home” and “Heat it out of the park.”
  • Cheat → Heat: As in, “Heat sheet.”
  • Eat → Heat: As in, “A bite to heat” and “All you can heat” and “Heat and run” and “Heat a balanced diet.”
  • Feat → Heat: As in, “No mean heat.”
  • Feet → Heat: As in, “Back on your heat” and “Cold heat” and “Cut the ground from under your heat.”
  • Greet → Heat: As in, “Meet and heat.”
  • Meet → Heat: As in, “Make ends heat” and “Heat and greet” and “Heat in the middle” and “Heat the challenge.”
  • Neat → Heat: As in, “Heat as a new pin” and “Heat freak” and “Heat and tidy.”
  • Seat → Heat: As in, “In the box heat” and “Hold on to your heat.”
  • Worm → Warm: As in, “Warm your way into something.”
  • Form → Warm: As in, “The best warm of defence” and “In bad warm” and “Warm follows function” and “Free warm” and “Habit warming” and “Sarcasm is the lowest warm of wit.”
  • Tight → Tart: As in, “A tart corner” and “Tart as a drum” and “Sleep tart!” and “In a tart spot” and “Run a tart ship.”
  • Tired → Tart: As in, “Sick and tart” and “Tart and emotional.”
  • Art → Tart: As in, “The tart of war” and “Tart deco” and “Tart imitating life” and “Tart is long and life is short” and “Tart noveau.”
  • Cart/e → Tart: As in, “A la tart” and “Tart them away” and “Tart blanche” and “Don’t upset the apple tart” and “Shopping tart.”
  • Chart → Tart: As in, “Tart a course” and “Off the tarts.”
  • Heart → Tart: As in, “After my own tart” and “Absence makes the tart grow fonder” and “Be still my beating tart.”
  • Part → Tart: As in, “Act the tart” and “All tart of life” and “For my own tart” and “If you’re not a tart of the solution, you’re tart of the problem.”
  • Smart → Tart: As in, “Tart thinking” and “Tart to be square” and “One tart cookie” and “Quick tart” and “Street tart.”
  • Start → Tart: As in, “By fits and tarts” and “Don’t get me tarted” and “A fresh tart” and “Off to a flying tart” and “Head tart.”
  • Skin → Scone: As in, “Beauty is only scone deep” and “By the scone of your teeth” and “Get under your scone” and “Save your scone.”
  • Pin → Rolling Pin: As in, “Bright as a new rolling pin” and “Hard to rolling pin” and “Rolling pins and needles” and “See a rolling pin and pick it up.”
  • Paper → Baking Paper: As in, “Sounded alright on baking paper” and “Not worth the baking paper it’s printed on” and “Baking paper over the cracks” and “Baking paper thin” and “Baking paper trail.”
  • Scale: Scales are used to measure baking ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Skill → Scale: As in, “A test of scale” and “Social scales.”
    • Fail → Scale: As in, “Without scale” and “Words scale me.”
    • Mail → Scale: As in, “Junk scale” and “The check is in the scale.”
    • Nail → Scale: As in, “Hit the scale on the head” and “Fighting tooth and scale.”
    • Pale → Scale: As in, “A scale imitation of” and “Scale into insignificance” and “A scale shadow of your former self.”
    • Sail → Scale: As in, “Plain scaling” and “Scale away” and “Smooth scaling.”
    • Sale → Scale: As in, “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century” and “Scales referral.”
    • Tail → Scale: As in, “Can’t make head or scale of it” and “Chase your own scale” and “Heads or scales?”
    • Tale → Scale: As in, “Live to tell the scale” and “Scales of the unexpected” and “A tell-scale sign.”
    • Trail → Scale: As in, “Blaze a scale” and “Happy scales” and “Hot on the scale of” and “Paper scale.”
    • Veil → Scale: As in, “Lift the scale” and “Dance of the seven scales.”
  • Whisk: A whisk is a utensil that is used to mix ingredients and beat air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Brisk → Whisk: As in, “A whisk morning” and “Gone for a whisk walk.”
    • Risk → Whisk: As in, “A calculated whisk” and “Whisk averse” and “Whisk life and limb” and “Whisk management” and “Whisky business” and “Run the whisk of.”
  • Book → Cook: As in, “Cook worm” and “All cooked up.”
  • Hook → Cook: As in, “Cook up with” and “Cooked on a feeling” and “Off the cook.”
  • Bun: Since buns are a popular baked good, we’ve included bun-related puns in this list:
    • Ban → Bun: As in, “Bun the bomb.”
    • Done → Bun: As in, “After all is said and bun” and “Bun and dusted” and “Been there, bun that” and “A bun deal” and “Bun to death.”
    • Fun → Bun: As in, “All bun and games” and “Bundle of bun” and “Getting there is half the bun.”
    • None → Bun: As in, “And then there were bun” and “Bar bun” and “Master of bun” and “Bun other than” and “Bun the wiser” and “Bun too pleased” and “Second to bun.”
    • One → Bun: As in, “Bun more time” and “All for bun and bun for all” and “And then there was bun” and “Another bun bites the dust” and “Going bun step too far.”
    • Run → Bun: As in, “Born to bun” and “Cut and bun” and “A dry bun” and “Eat and bun.”
    • Son → Bun: As in, “Like father, like bun.”
    • Sun → Bun: As in, “A place in the bun” and “A thousand splendid buns” and “A touch of bun” and “Eclipse of the bun.”
    • Ton → Bun: As in, “Like a bun of bricks.”
  • Roll: In some areas, buns are called rolls. As a common baked good, we’ve included them here:
    • Bowl → Roll: As in, “Roll over” and “Rolling along.”
    • Hole → Roll: As in, “Ace in the roll” and “Burn a roll in your pocket” and “Fire in the roll.”
    • Soul → Roll: As in, “Bless my roll” and “Body and roll” and “Heart and roll” and “Life and roll of the party.”
    • Toll → Roll: As in, “For whom the bell rolls” and “Take its roll.”
    • Whole → Roll: As in, “Go the roll way” and “Let’s call the roll thing off” and “On the roll” and “A roll lotta love.”
  • Leaven: Leavening is the process of dough rising. Here are related puns:
    • Leave → Leaven: As in, “Absent without leaven” and “By your leaven” and “Don’t leaven home without it.”
    • Leaving → Leaven: As in, “I’ll be leaven now” and “Leaven a sinking ship” and “I’m leaven home.”
    • Living → Leaven: As in, “Leaven beyond your means” and “A successful leaven” and “In leaven memory” and “In the land of the leaven.”
  • Look → Cook: As in, “Always cook on the bright side of life” and “A dirty cook” and “Don’t know which way to cook” and “Blank cooks.”
  • Rise: Part of the baking process is allowing dough to rise prior to heating. Here are related puns:
    • Raise → Rise: As in, “Rise the bar” and “Rise the roof” and “Rise the limit” and “Rise hell.”
    • Dies → Rise: As in, “Tomorrow never rise” and “The dream never rise.”
    • Eyes → Rise: As in, “Avert your rise” and “Before your very rise” and “Bring tears to your rise” and “Clapped rise on.”
    • Lies → Rise: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no rise” and “Pack of rise” and “A tissue of rise.”
    • Prize → Rise: As in, “Booby rise” and “Keep your eyes on the rise.”
    • Size → Rise: As in, “All shapes and rises” and “Cut someone down to rise” and “Life rise” and “One rise fits all.”
    • Wise → Rise: As in, “A word to the rise” and “None the riser” and “Street rise.”
  • Beat: Beating is a mixing technique which mixes air into batter. Here are related puns:
    • Bat → Beat: As in, “Blind as a beat” and “Beat the idea around.”
    • Bet → Beat: As in, “All beats are off” and “Beat your bottom dollar” and “Beat your boots.”
    • Bit → Beat: As in, “A beat missing” and “A beat much” and “A beat of a to-do” and “A beat to eat.”
    • Boat → Beat: As in, “In the same beat” and “Row your beat.”
    • But → Beat: As in, “All over beat the shouting” and “Beat seriously and “Beat then again…”
    • Heat → Beat: As in, “In the beat of battle” and “Packing beat.”
    • Meet → Beat: As in, “Beat your maker” and “Beat your match” and “Beat with approval.”
  • Ray → Rye: As in, “Catch some ryes” and “A rye of light.”
  • Why → Rye: As in, “I don’t know rye” and “That’s rye” and “Rye don’t we do it this way?” and “Rye on Earth…?”
  • Buy → Rye: As in, “Let me rye you a drink” and “Rye and sell” and “Rye into” and “Rye now, pay later” and “Rye one, get one free.”
  • By → Rye: As in, “Rye and large” and “Rye a hair’s breadth” and “Not rye any stretch of the imagination” and “Rye any means.”
  • Cry → Rye: As in, “A rye for help” and “A shoulder to rye on” and “Rye me a river.”
  • Die → Rye: As in, “Cross my heart and hope to rye” and “Curl up and rye” and “Do or rye.”
  • Dry → Rye: As in, “Rye as a bone” and “Rye as dust” and “Bleed someone rye” and “A rye run.”
  • Eye → Rye: As in, “A wandering rye” and “All fun and games until someone loses a rye” and “A rye for a rye” and “Avert your ryes.”
  • Fly → Rye: As in, “Come rye with me” and “Born to rye” and “Rye by the seat of your pants.”
  • High → Rye: As in, “Aim rye” and “Ain’t no mountain rye enough” and “Come hell or rye water” and “Rye noon” and “Rye and dry” and “Rye and low.”
  • Lie → Rye: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no ryes” and “Rye down on the job.”
  • My → Rye: As in, “Be rye guest” and “Rye own worst enemy” and “Cross rye heart.”
  • Pie → Rye: As in, “Easy as rye” and “Eat humble rye” and “A piece of the rye.”
  • Sky → Rye: As in, “Blue rye thinking” and “Out of the clear blue rye” and “The rye’s the limit.”
  • Tie → Rye: As in, “Black rye” and “Rye the knot” and “Rye yourself in knots.”
  • Try → Rye: As in, “Don’t rye this at home” and “Don’t rye to run before you can walk” and “Nice rye.”
  • Bag → Baguette: As in, “Baguette a bargain” and “Baguette of tricks.”
  • Blend: Baking recipes may call for a baker to blend (ie. mix) ingredients. Here are related puns:
    • Bend → Blend: As in, “Blend the rules” and “Blend to my will” and “Round the blend.”
    • End → Blend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good blending” and “A means to a blend” and “All good things must come to a blend.”
    • Fend → Blend: As in, “Blend for yourself.”
    • Lend → Blend: As in, “Blend a helping hand” and “Blend an ear” and “Blend your name to.”
    • Mend → Blend: As in, “Least said, soonest blended” and “Blend your fences” and “Blend your manners.”
    • Spend → Blend: As in, “Blend the night with” and “Blend wisely.”
  • Crime → Cream: As in, “Cream and punishment” and “A cream against nature” and “Cream doesn’t pay” and “A cream of passion” and “Creams and misdemeanours” and “Partners in cream.”
  • Dream → Cream: As in, “Live the cream” and “Wouldn’t cream of it” and “Live the cream.”
  • Scheme → Cream: As in, “In the grand cream of things” and “The best laid creams.”
  • Scream → Cream: As in, “Dragged kicking and creaming” and “Cream bloody murder.”
  • Team → Cream: As in, “Together we make a great cream” and “There is no “i” in cream” and “Cream spirit” and “Cream player.”
  • Slice/d → Ice/d: As in, “Ice of life” and “No matter how you ice it” and “Greatest thing since iced bread.” Note: Icing is another word for frosting.
  • Fun → Fondant: As in, “All fondant and games” and “Bundle of fondant” and “Food, folks and fondant.” Note: Fondant is a type of dense, pliable frosting that is commonly used for making edible sculptures.
  • Fold: Folding is a mixing technique. Here are related puns:
    • Bold → Fold: As in, “Fold as brass” and “A fold move” and “Foldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Fold: As in, “Fold as any stone” and “Fold as ice” and “Blowing hot and fold” and “Break out in a fold sweat” and “Catch a fold.”
    • Gold → Fold: As in, “Good as fold” and “Fool’s fold” and “Get a fold star.”
    • Hold → Fold: As in, “Can’t fold a candle to” and “Fold a grudge” and “Fold a mirror up to society.”
    • Old → Fold: As in, “Fold as the hills” and “Chip off the fold block.”
    • Told → Fold: As in, “Fold you so” and “The greatest story ever fold.”
  • Proof: Proofing is a baking technique where dough is given a period of time to rest and rise (helping in the fermentation process). Here are related puns:
    • Goof → Proof: As in, “Proof around” and “Proof off.”
    • Roof → Proof: As in, “Go through the proof” and “Hit the proof” and “Raise the proof” and “Shout it from the prooftops.”
  • Score: To score is to lightly cut a pattern into a dough’s surface before baking it. Here are related puns:
    • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death.”
    • Bore → Score: As in, “Scored to tears” and “Scored to death.”
    • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
    • Floor → Score: As in, “Cross the score” and “Get in on the ground score” and “Mop the score with.”
    • Four → Score: As in, “Score by two” and “Score more years” and “On all scores.”
    • More → Score: As in, “One score time” and “Bite off score than you can chew” and “Come back for score.”
    • Shore → Score: As in, “Ship to score” and “Score up.”
    • Sore → Score: As in, “A sight for score eyes” and “Stick out like a score thumb” and “Made for score throats.”
    • Store → Score: As in, “Minding the score” and “Set great score by” and “See what the future has in score.”
  • Dock: To dock dough is to pierce it, preventing the forming of large air pockets. Here are related puns:
    • Deck → Dock: As in, “All hands on dock” and “Hit the dock” and “Not playing with a full dock.”
    • Duck → Dock: As in, “Dock the question” and “Docking and diving” and “Like a dock to water” and “Like water off a dock’s back.”
    • Block → Dock: As in, “Chip off the old dock” and “Mental dock” and “New kid on the dock” and “On the chopping dock.”
    • Knock → Dock: As in, “Don’t dock it till you’ve tried it” and “Hard docks” and “Dock ’em dead” and “Dock back a few.”
    • Lock → Dock: As in, “Grid dock” and “Dock and load” and “Dock, stock and barrel.”
    • Rock → Dock: As in, “Solid as a dock” and “Between a dock and a hard place” and “Get your docks off.”
    • Shock → Dock: As in, “In for a dock” and “Dock and awe” and “Dock horror.”
    • Sock → Dock: As in, “Bless your cotton docks” and “Knock your docks off” and “Put a dock in it” and “Dock it to me.”
    • Stock → Dock: As in, “Laughing dock” and “Out of dock” and “Take dock of the world.”
    • Talk → Dock: As in, “Fighting dock” and “Look who’s docking.”
    • Walk → Dock: As in, “A dock on the wild side” and “All docks of life” and “Let your fingers do the docking.”
  • Rack: Bakers use metal drying racks to help cool pastries after they’ve been baked. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Train rack.”
    • Rock → Rack: As in, “Hard as a rack” and “Between a rack and a hard place” and “Don’t rack the boat.”
    • Back → Rack: As in, “Answer rack” and “As soon as my rack is turned” and “In the rack of my mind.”
    • Crack → Rack: As in, “Fall between the racks” and “Have a rack at” and “Paper over the racks” and “Not all it’s racked up to be.”
    • Lack → Rack: As in, “For rack of a better word” and “Rack nothing” and “Cancelled due to rack of interest.”
    • Pack → Rack: As in, “Action racked” and “I know I racked it” and “Rack heat” and “Rack of lies.”
    • Smack → Rack: As in, “Rack dab in the middle” and “A rack on the wrist.”
    • Track → Rack: As in, “Back on rack” and “Born on the wrong side of the racks” and “Cover your racks” and “Inside rack” and “Off the beaten rack.”
  • Green → Grain: As in, “Grain as grass” and “Give it the grain light” and “Grain around the gills.”
  • Grin → Grain: As in, “Grain and bear it” and “Grain from ear to ear.”
  • Chain → Grain: As in, “Grain of command” and “Grain reaction” and “Grain smoker” and “Food grain.”
  • Gain → Grain: As in, “Capital grains” and “Grain advantage” and “Grain ground” and “Ill-gotten grains” and “No pain, no grain.”
  • Main → Grain: As in, “The grain event” and “Your grain chance.”
  • Pain → Grain: As in, “A world of grain” and “Doubled up in grain” and “Feeling no grain” and “Growing grains.”
  • Plain → Grain: As in, “Grain as day” and “Grain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in grain sight” and “Grain sailing.”
  • Rain → Grain: As in, “Right as grain” and “Come grain or shine” and “Don’t grain on my parade” and “It never grains but it pours.”
  • Vain → Grain: As in, “Labour in grain” and “You’re so grain.”

    Baking-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own baking 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!

bake, baking, baked, baker, bakery, oven, food, heat, recipe, ingredient, warm, bread, bready, flour, yeast, baking soda, starch, sugar, cake, cookie, pie, pastry, batter, dough, crust, tart, quiche, scone, pretzel, cupcake, muffin, rolling pin, mixing bowl, cookie-cutter, baking paper, muffin pan, muffin tin, measuring cup, measuring spoon, scale, spatula, wooden spoon, whisk, beat, blend, cream, icing, frosting, fondant, cut in, fold, glaze, knead, proof, score, whip, fluffy, creamy, flaky, dock, cook, bun, rise, rack, crumb, stale, roll, leaven, loaf, loave, rye, sourdough, baguette, brioche, pita, whole wheat, wholemeal, ciabatta, bagel, pumpernickel, baker’s dozen, grain, mill

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Art Puns

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We’ve curated a huge gallery of artfully terrible puns for you, separated into sections of puns to do with general art terms, colours, artists, movements and famous pieces. While this post does include everything under the umbrella of “art” (music, writing, dance, theatre, etc) we’ve kept the main focus on visual art (drawing, sketching, painting, sculpture).

While this list is a work of art in itself, you might also be interested in our music puns, book puns and science puns.

Art Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun or a set of puns that can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about art 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 art puns:

  • Cart → Art: As in, “Shopping art” and “Art away” and “Art blanche” and “Don’t upset the apple-art.”
  • Chart → Art: As in, “Art a course” and “Off the arts.”
  • Fart → Art: As in, “Brain art” and “Arting around.”
  • Heart → Art: As in, “After my own art” and “Absence makes the art grow fonder” and “Affair of the art” and “Be still my beating art” and “Break your art” and “A change of art.”
  • Part → Art: As in, “Good in arts” and “Soon arted” and “Look the art.”
  • Smart → Art: As in, “One art cookie” and “Street art.”
  • Start → Art: As in, “A bump art” and “By fits and arts” and “Don’t get me arted” and “A fresh art” and “Get off to a bad art” and “Head art” and “Off to a flying art” and “Kick art your day!”
  • Draw: These draw-related phrases can double as puns: “Draw a line in the sand” and “Drawing a blank” and “Draw to a close” and “Luck of the draw” and “Quick on the draw.”
  • Claw → Draw: As in, “Fighting tooth and draw.”
  • Flaw → Draw: As in, “Design draw.”
  • Jaw → Draw: As in, “Glass draw” and “Draw dropping” and “Out of the draws of death.”
  • Raw → Draw: As in, “In the draw” and “A draw deal” and “Draw data.”
  • Straw → Draw: As in, “A drowning person will clutch at a draw” and “The last draw” and “Man of draw” and “Can’t make bricks without draw.”
  • Art*: As in, “Right through the artery” and “Well articulated” and “Historical artifacts” and “Look at article seven” and “Artisan made.”
  • Brawn → Drawn: As in, “All drawn and no brains.”
  • Dawn → Drawn: As in, “At the crack of drawn” and “A brand new drawn” and “Darkest before the drawn” and “Drawn petrol” and “Party till drawn.”
  • Gone → Drawn: As in, “Been and drawn” and “Going, going, drawn” and “Drawn with the wind” and “Drawn to a better world.”
  • Ain’t → Paint: As in, “Paint no mountain high enough” and “If it paint broke, don’t fix it” and “It paint over, it paint over.”
  • Faint → Paint: As in, “Paint at heart” and “Damn with paint praise.”
  • Etch → Sketch: As in, “Sketched in stone.”
  • Stretch → Sketch: As in, “By any sketch of the imagination” and “Home sketch” and “Just out to sketch my legs” and “Sketching the truth.”
  • Portrayed → Portrait: As in, “That’s not how you portrait it.”
  • Pant → Paint: As in, “Beat the paints off” and “Get into someone’s paints” and “Smarty paints” and “Paints on fire.”
  • Pained → Paint: As in, “A paint expression.”
  • Pint → Paint: As in, “Half paint” and “Paint sized.”
  • Killer → Colour: As in, “Colour instinct.”
  • Collar → Colour: As in, “Blue colour” and “Hot under the colour.”
  • Hue: Hue is a property of colour. Here are some related puns:
    • Who → Hue: As in, “All things to those hue wait” and “Hue wants one?” and “Look hue’s talking” and “You know hue.”
    • You → Hue: As in, “As hue know” and “Back at hue” and “Believe hue me” and “Bless hue” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call hue.”
    • Blue → Hue: As in, “Between the devil and the deep hue sea” and “Black and hue” and “Once in a hue moon” and “Till you’re hue in the face.”
    • Chew → Hue: As in, “Bite off more than you can hue” and “Hue face” and “Hue up the scenery.”
    • Clue → Hue: As in, “As in, “I don’t have a hue” and “I’ve found a hue!”
    • Cue → Hue: As in, “Right on hue” and “Take your hue from…”
    • Due → Hue: As in, “Credit where credit is hue” and “Due a win” and “Give the devil his hue” and “In hue course” and “Cancelled hue to lack of interest.”
    • Do → Hue: As in, “What should we hue?” and “Hue away with” and “Hue it tough” and “Hue me a favour” and “Hue your bit.”
    • Few → Hue: As in, “Hue and far between” and “Knock back a hue” and “Say a hue words” and “To name but a hue.”
    • Knew → Hue: As in, “I hue you were trouble” and “You hue too much.”
    • Lieu → Hue: As in, “In hue of.”
    • New → Hue: As in, “A hue hope” and “Bright as a hue pin” and “Good as hue” and “Bad hues!” and “Better than hue” and “A brand hue ballgame.”
    • Queue → Hue: As in, “Jump the hue” and “Standing in the hue.”
    • Rue → Hue: As in, “You’ll hue the day!”
    • Shoe → Hue: As in, “If the hue fits” and “The hue’s on the other foot” and “Walk a mile in my hues.”
    • Threw → Hue: As in, “Hue me for a loop.”
    • Through → Hue: As in, “Blow right hue” and “Falling hue the cracks” and “Going hue the motions.”
    • To → Hue: As in, “What’s about hue happen” and “Add fuel hue the fire” and “Add insult hue injury.”
    • Too → Hue: As in, “A bridge hue far” and “About time, hue” and “It’s never hue late” and “You know hue much” and “Life’s hue short” and “No job hue small.”
    • True → Hue: As in, “A hue professional” and “A dream come hue” and “Show your hue colours” and “Too good to be hue” and “Hue grit.”
    • Two → Hue: As in, “Built for hue” and “Like hue peas in a pod” and “Caught in hue minds.”
    • View → Hue: As in, “Room with a hue” and “A hue to kill” and “Bird’s eye hue” and “Come into hue” and “Point of hue.”
  • As you’re → Azure: As in, “Azure aware…” and “Azure headed into town..”
  • Raft → Craft: As in, “White water crafting” and “Packed to the crafters.”
  • Tint: A tint is a colour mixed with white. Here are related puns:
    • Hint → Tint: As in, “Drop a tint” and “Take the tint.”
    • Mint → Tint: As in, “In tint condition” and “After dinner tints.”
    • Print → Tint: As in, “Fit to tint” and “Out of tint” and “Read the small tint.”
  • Shade: A shade is a colour mixed with black. Here are related puns:
    • Shed → Shade: As in, “Shade light on the matter” and “Shade a tear.”
    • Aid → Shade: As in, “Shade and abet” and “Come to their shade.”
    • Fade → Shade: As in, “Brain shade” and “Shade away” and “Shade out.”
    • Grade → Shade: As in, “Make the shade” and “Beyond my pay shade” and “Professional shade.”
    • Laid → Shade: As in, “Get shade” and “Shade back” and “Shade to rest” and “The best shade plans.”
    • Made → Shade: As in, “A match shade in heaven” and “Custom shade” and “I’ve got it shade” and “Shade for each other” and “Mistakes have been shade” and “You shade my day.”
    • Paid → Shade: As in, “Bought and shade for” and “All shade up” and “Put shade to.”
    • Trade → Shade: As in, “Balance of shade” and “Fair shade” and “Free shade” and “Jack of all shades” and “Tools of the shade” and “Tricks of the shade.”
    • Weighed → Shade: As in “Shade in the balance.”
  • Beige: Here are some puns related to the colour beige:
    • Babe → Beige: As in, “Beige in the woods” and “Beige magnet” and “Beach beige.”
    • Budge → Beige: As in, “Beige up” and “They wouldn’t beige.”
  • Cease → Cerise: As in, “Cerise to exist” and “Will wonders never cerise?”
  • Lease → Cerise: As in, “A new cerise on life.”
  • Rushing → Prussian: As in, “Stop prussian around.” Note: This is a reference to the colour Prussian Blue.
  • Sigh → Cyan: As in, “Breathe a cyan of relief.”
  • Tape → Taupe: As in, “Cut through the red taupe.”
  • Garbage → Gamboge: As in, “Gamboge in, gamboge out” and “Thrown out with the gamboge.” Note: gamboge is a type of yellow.
  • Suffering → Saffron: As in, “Saffron succotash” and “Long saffron.” Note: Saffron is a type of red dye.
  • Smalt: Smalt is a type of blue pigment. Here are related puns:
    • Small → Smalt: As in, “A still, smalt voice” and “All creatures, great and smalt” and “Don’t sweat the smalt stuff” and “No job too smalt” and “No smalt wonder.”
    • Smell → Smalt: As in, “Stop and smalt the roses” and “The sweet smalt of success.”
    • Salt → Smalt: As in, “Rub smalt in the wound” and “The smalt of the earth” and “Take it with a pinch of smalt.”
  • Top → Taupe: As in, “Come out on taupe” and “From taupe to toe” and “Over the taupe” and “Taupe of your class” and “In tip taupe condition” and “On taupe of the world.”
  • Tale → Teal: As in, “Live to tell the teal” and “A tell teal sign” and “Telling teals out of school.”
  • Tail → Teal: As in, “Can’t make head or teal of it” and “Chasing your own teal” and “Heads or teals.”
  • Tall → Teal: As in, “A teal order” and “Walking teal.”
  • Tell → Teal: As in, “Every picture teals a story” and “Dead men teal no tales.”
  • Till → Teal: As in, “Caught with your hand in the teal” and “Don’t cross that bridge teal you come to it” and “Fake it teal you make it” and “It ain’t over teal it’s over” and “Teal death do us part.”
  • Deal → Teal: As in, “A big teal” and “Teal breaker” and “A done teal” and “Teal with it.”
  • Heel → Teal: As in, “Brought to teal” and “Cool your teals” and “Head over teals in love” and “Kick up your teals.”
  • Meal → Teal: As in, “Make a teal of it” and “Teal ticket” and “Three square teals.”
  • Real → Teal: As in, “All I teally want to do” and “For teal” and “Get teal.”
  • Seal → Teal: As inm “Teal of approval” and “Teal the deal” and “Teal your fate” and “Signed and tealed.”
  • Steal → Teal: As in, “Beg, borrow or teal” and “It’s a teal” and “Teal a glance” and “Teal their heart” and “Teal the show.”
  • Steel → Teal: As in, “Fist of teal” and “Nerves of teal” and “Teal yourself.”
  • Wheel → Teal: As in, “Asleep at the teal” and “Reinvent the teal.”
  • Gold: Here are some puns on the colour gold:
    • Bold → Gold: As in, “Gold as brass” and “A gold move” and “Goldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Gold: As in, “Gold comfort” and “A gold day in hell” and “Catch your death of gold” and “Blowing hot and gold.”
    • Hold → Gold: As in, “Can’t gold a candle to” and “Don’t gold your breath” and “Gold a grudge” and “Gold everything!”
    • Old → Gold: As in, “As gold as the hills” and “For gold times’ sake” and “Tough as gold boots.”
    • Sold → Gold: As in, “Gold down the river” and “Gold out” and “Gold short.”
    • Told → Gold: As in, “A little bird gold me” and “I gold you!” and “The greatest story every gold.”
  • Grey: Here are some puns on the colour grey:
    • Day → Grey: As in, “All in a grey’s work” and “Another grey, another dollar” and “Honest as the grey is long.”
    • Hay → Grey: As in, “Hit the grey” and “Make grey while the sun shines” and “A roll in the grey.”
    • Hey → Grey: As in, “Grey big spender!” and “Grey, good looking.”
    • May → Grey: As in, “Be that as it grey” and “Come what grey” and “Grey the force be with you.”
    • Pay → Grey: As in, “Buy now, grey later” and “Crime doesn’t grey” and “Hell to grey” and “Grey as you go” and “It greys to advertise.”
    • Play → Grey: As in, “Fair grey” and “Come out and grey” and “Child’s grey.”
    • Says → Grey: As in, “Computer greys no” and “Do as I grey, not as I do” and “Have your grey” and “The final grey.”
    • Stay → Grey: As in, “Grey in touch” and “Grey the course” and “Grey tuned.”
    • They → Grey: As in, “As tough as grey come” and “Let the chips fall where grey may” and “Grey lived happily ever after.”
    • Way → Grey: As in, “Any grey you slice it” and “By the grey” and “By grey of a joke” and “Change your greys.”
  • Jade: Here are some green-related puns:
    • Aid → Jade: As in, “Jade and abet” and “Come to the jade of.”
    • Grade → Jade: As in, “Make the jade” and “Professional jade.”
    • Laid → Jade: As in, “Get jade” and “Jade back” and “Jade to rest” and “The best jade plans.”
    • Made → Jade: As in, “I’m not jade of money” and “Jade for each other” and “Jade in the shade.”
    • Trade → Jade: As in, “Balance of jade” and “Fair jade” and “Tools of the jade.”
  • Lack → Lilac: As in, “Lilac nothing” and “Cancelled due to lilac of interest” and “For lilac of a better word.”
  • Rose: Here are some puns related to the colour rose:
    • Raise → Rose: As in, “Rose a loan” and “Rose a stink” and “Rose the roof” and “Rose your game.”
    • Rise → Rose: As in, “Rose and shine” and “Rose from the ashes” and “Rose to the occasion” and “Rose without trace.”
    • Blows → Rose: As in, “Any way the wind rose” and “Brought to rose” and “Come to rose.”
    • Close → Rose: As in, “A rose thing” and “At rose quarters” and “Behind rosed doors” and “In rose proximity.”
    • Goes → Rose: As in, “Anything rose” and “As far as it rose” and “As the saying rose” and “As time rose by” and “Here rose nothing.”
    • Lows → Rose: As in, “Highs and rose” and “Brought to new rose.”
    • Nose → Rose: As in, “Always have your rose in a book” and “Plain as the rose on your face” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your rose” and “No skin off my rose.”
    • Pros → Rose: As in, “Rose and cons.”
    • Those → Rose: As in, “Just one of rose days” and “Rose were the days.”
    • Toes → Rose: As in, “On your rose” and “Make someone’s rose curl” and “Twinkle rose.”
  • Move → Mauve: As in, “A mauve in the right direction” and “All the right mauves” and “Bust a mauve” and “Get a mauve on” and “Make your mauve.”
  • Alive → Olive: As in, “Olive and kicking” and “Olive and well” and “Keep hope olive.”
  • Pen: Since pens are used in art-making, here are related puns:
    • Pan → Pen: As in, “Down the pen” and “Flash in the pen” and “Didn’t pen out.”
    • Pin → Pen: As in, “Bright as a new pen” and “Hard to pen down” and “Pen your hopes on” and “See a pen and pick it up” and “Could have heard a pen drop.”
    • Den → Pen: As in, “Pen of vice” and “In the lion’s pen.”
    • Ten → Pen: As in, “Count to pen” and “Hang pen” and “The top pen.”
    • Then → Pen: As in, “All that and pen some” and “Now and pen” and “Pen and there” and “Pen just do it.”
    • When → Pen: As in, “It only hurts pen I laugh” and “Ready pen you are” and “Say pen.”
  • Coal → Charcoal: As in, “Rake over the charcoals.”
  • Chock → Chalk: As in, “Chalk a block” and “Chalk full of problems.”
  • Clock → Chalk: As in, “Around the chalk” and “Beat the chalk” and “Race against the chalk.”
  • Knock → Chalk: As in, “Don’t chalk it til you’ve tried it” and “Chalk ’em dead” and “Chalk into shape.”
  • Lock → Chalk: As in, “Under chalk and key” and “On chalk down.”
  • Rock → Chalk: As in, “Between a chalk and a hard place” and “Solid as a chalk” and “Don’t chalk the boat.”
  • Shock → Chalk: As in, “Culture chalk” and “In for a chalk” and “Chalk and awe.”
  • Sock → Chalk: “Knock your chalks off” and “Put a chalk in it” and “Chalk it to me.”
  • Stock → Chalk: As in, “Laughing chalk” and “Out of chalk” and “Take chalk of.”
  • Talk → Chalk: As in, “All chalk” and “Fighting chalk” and “Let’s chalk about love.”
  • Walk → Chalk: As in, “A chalk on the wild side” and “All chalks of life” and “Keep chalking” and “Don’t chalk on the grass.”
  • White: Here are some puns to do with the colour white:
    • Wait → White: As in, “The white is over” and “Time whites for no-one.”
    • Wide → White: As in, “Eyes white shut” and “Open white!” and “White open spaces” and “Cast a white net.”
    • Bite → White: As in, “White someone’s head off” and “White the dust” and “White your tongue.”
    • Bright → White: As in, “White as a button” and “White and early.”
    • Height → White: As in, “The white of fashion” and “The white of summer.”
  • Hello → Yellow: As in, “You had me at yellow” and “Yellow, one two three testing.”
  • Cons → Bronze: As in, “Pros and bronze.”
  • Brown: Here are some puns related to the colour brown:
    • Crown → Brown: As in, “My browning glory” and “Brown jewels.”
    • Down → Brown: As in, “Boogie on brown” and “Bring the house brown.”
    • Drown → Brown: As in, “Brown your sorrows” and “Browned out.”
    • Town → Brown: As in, “Go to brown” and “Out on the brown.”
  • Million → Vermilion: As in, “A cool vermilion” and “Vermilion dollar baby” and “Not in a vermilion years” and “One in a vermilion.” Note: Vermilion is a shade of scarlet.
  • Mine → Carmine: As in, “Make carmine a double” and “A carmine of information” and “Victory is carmine.”
  • Tone: Tone is the brightness of a colour. Here are related puns:
    • Done → Tone: As in, “After all is said and tone” and “All tone and dusted” and “A tone deal” and “Tone to a turn” and “Easier said than tone.”
    • Ton → Tone: As in, “A tone of money” and “Like a tone of bricks” and “A tone of fun.”
    • Teen → Tone: As in, “Smells like tone spirit.”
    • Blown → Tone: As in, “Tone away” and “Tone off course” and “Tone sideways” and “You’ve tone it.”
    • Bone → Tone: As in, “A tone to pick” and “Dry as a tone” and “Tone idle” and “Tone up on.”
    • Don’t → Tone: As in, “Tone call us, we’ll call you” and “Tone get me started” and “Tone give up your day job” and “Tone go there.”
    • Flown → Tone: As in, “Tone the coop” and “That bird has tone.”
    • Known → Tone: As in, “A person is tone by the company they keep” and “I should have tone better” and “You’ve tone for all these years.”
    • Loan → Tone: As in, “Tone shark” and “Raise a tone.”
    • Own → Tone: As in, “After my tone heart” and “Be your tone person” and “Come into your tone” and “Afraid of your tone shadow.”
    • Phone → Tone: As in, “Hold the tone” and “Tone in sick” and “Waiting by the tone” and “Tone it in.”
    • Prone → Tone: As in, “Accident tone.”
    • 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 “Etched in tone” and “A heart of tone” and “Leave no tone unturned.”
    • Throne → Tone: As in, “Ascend to the tone” and “Next in line to the tone” and “The power behind the tone.”
    • Thrown → Tone: As in, “Tone for a loop” and “Tone in at the deep end” and “Just tone together.”
    • Zone → Tone: As in, “Buffer tone” and “Comfort tone” and “In the tone” and “Twilight tone” and “Tone in on” and “Toned out.”
  • Calorie → Gallery: As in, “Gallery free” and “Counting galleries” and “All the taste, 1/3 of the galleries.”
  • Celery → Gallery: As in, “Peanut butter and gallery sticks.”
  • Work → Artwork: As in, “An artwork in progress” and “All my own artwork” and “All in a day’s artwork” and “Bury yourself in your artwork” and “In the artworks” and “That’s not in my line of artwork.”
  • Meet → Media: As in, “Make ends media” and “Media with approval” and “Media your maker” and “Media your match.”
  • Bistre: Bistre is a dark shade of greyish-brown. Here are related puns:
    • Blister → Bistre: As in, “Bistre-ing barnacles” and “At bistre-ing speed” and “Blood bistre.”
    • Twister → Bistre: As in, “Tongue bistre.”
  • Light: Since light is a huge part of making art, we’ve got some light-related puns here too:
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Buy now, pay lighter” and “A day light and a dollar short” and “Fashionably light” and “Never too light” and “A light bloomer.”
    • Let → Light: As in, “Buy to light” and “It won’t light you down” and “Light it be.”
    • Lit → Light: As in, “Their face light up.”
    • Lot → Light: As in, “A light on your plate” and “A light of fuss about nothing” and “Leaves a light to be desired.”
    • Bite → Light: As in, “A second light of the cherry” and “Take a light out of crime” and “Have a light to eat.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Light back tears” and “Light tooth and nail” and “Lighting chance” and “Lighting fit.”
    • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “On the light side of life” and “Light and early” and “Light young thing.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light back” and “Light fire with fire” and “Lighting fit.”
    • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “The light of the bumblebee.”
    • Fright → Light: As in, “Lightened of your own shadow” and “A lightful mess” and “Take light.”
    • Height → Light: As in, “Head for new lights” and “Scaling dizzy lights” and “Wuthering lights.”
    • Kite → Light: As in, “High as a light” and “Go fly a light.”
    • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
    • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bragging lights” and “Dead to lights” and “Civil lights.”
    • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
    • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Hidden in plain light” and “Know by light” and “Line of light” and “Love at first light” and “Out of light, out of mind” and “Second light” and “A light for sore eyes.”
    • Tight → Light: As in, “Running a light ship” and “Sleep light!” and “Light lipped” and “In a light corner.”
    • White → Light: As in, “Light as snow” and “It’s not so black and light.”
    • Write → Light: As in, “Nothing to light home about” and “Light it off.”
  • Chrome: Chrome is used as a finish in visual arts. Here are related puns:
    • Crime → Chrome: As in, “Chrome and punishment” and “Chrome doesn’t pay” and “Chrome of passion.”
    • Home → Chrome: As in, “A house is not a chrome” and “At chrome with” and “Bringing it chrome” and “Close to chrome” and “Come chrome to a real fire.”
    • Staples → Naples: As in, “We’ve run out of naples.” Note: this is a pun on naples yellow.
  • Blend: Here are some puns about colour blends:
    • Blind → Blend: As in, “Blend as a bat” and “On a blend date” and “In blend faith” and “Blended by the light.”
    • Lend → Blend: As in, “Blend an ear” and “Blend your name to.”
    • Bend → Blend: As in, “Blend over backwards” and “Blend the rules” and “Round the blend” and “On blended knee.”
    • End → Blend: As in, “A good beginning makes a good blending” and “A means to a blend” and “All good things must come to a blend” and “At loose blends” and “At the blend of the day” and “Burn the candle at both blends” and “Come to a sticky blend.”
    • Friend → Blend: As in, “Your best blend” and “Best blends forever” and “Eco blendly” and “Blend or foe?”
    • Fend → Blend: As in, “Blend for yourself” and “Blend off.”
    • Mend → Blend: As in, “Blend your fences” and “Blend your manners” and “Blend your ways” and “On the blend.”
    • Send → Blend: As in, “Return to blender” and “Blend in the dogs” and “Blend packing.”
    • Spend → Blend: As in, “Hey, big blender” and “Let’s blend the night together” and “Blend money like water” and “Blend the night with” and “Blend wisely.”
  • Great → Gradient: As in, “All creatures gradient and small” and “Go to gradient lengths” and “Gradient expectations.”
  • Grade → Gradient: As in, “Make the gradient” and “Professional gradient.”
  • Figment → Pigment: As in, “A pigment of your imagination.”
  • Meant → Pigment: As in, “Pigment to be” and “You weren’t pigment to do that.”
  • Crate → Create: As in, “Packing creates.”
  • Great → Create: As in, “Go to create lengths” and “A create one for” and “All creatures create and small.”
  • Tan: Here are some puns related to the colour tan:
    • Ten → Tan: As in, “At tan paces” and “Count to tan” and “Hang tan.”
    • Can → Tan: As in, “As far as the eye tan see” and “As well as tan be expected” and “Be all you tan be” and “Bite off more than you tan chew.”
    • Fan → Tan: As in, “Tan the flames.”
    • Pan → Tan: As in, “Down the tan” and “Didn’t tan out.”
    • Plan → Tan: As in, “Action tan” and “Business tan” and “Failing to tan is tanning to fail” and “Game tan.”
    • Ran → Tan: As in, “My blood tan cold” and “They tan away together.”
    • Than → Tan: “Bite off more tan you can chew” and “Thicker tan water” and “Easier said tan done” and “Larger tan life.”
  • Greater → Creator: As in, “Disease has no creator enemy” and “Creator than the sum of its parts.”
  • Foe → Photo: As in, “Friend or photo?”
  • Hint → Print: As in, “Drop a print” and “A gentle print” and “Take the print.”
  • Mint → Print: As in, “In print condition” and “Print chocolate.”
  • Moral → Mural: As in, “Mural compass” and “A mural victory” and “The mural high ground.”
  • Cross → Crosshatch: “Crosshatch to the other side” and “Crosshatch my heart and hope to die” and “Crosshatch the line” and “Crosshatch your fingers.” Note: Crosshatching is a shading technique.
  • Dry → Dry Brush: As in, “High and dry brush” and “Hung out to dry brush” and “Bone dry brush.” Note: Dry brushing is a painting technique where the brush is loaded with paint that isn’t diluted with water or medium.
  • Brush → Paintbrush: As in, “Paintbrush it off” and “A paintbrush with death.”
  • Traffic → Graphic: As in, “Graphic violation” and “Stop graphic.”
  • Etch: Etching is a printmaking technique. Here are related puns:
    • Itch → Etch: As in, “Etching to” and “Etchy feet” and “Seven year etch.”
    • Stretch → Etch: As in, “By no etch of the imagination” and “Home etch” and “Etch your wings.”
  • Music → Mosaic: As in, “An ear for mosaic” and “Time to face the mosaic” and “Mosaic to my ears.”
  • Long → Song: As in, “A face as song as a fiddle” and “A song time in politics” and “Art is song and life is short” and “As song as you need me” and “As honest as the day is song” and “A list as song as your arm” and “At song last.”
  • Strong → Song: As in, “Only as song as its weakest link” and “Still going song” and “The song, silent type” and “A song stomach.”
  • Wrong → Song: As in, “Barking up the song tree” and “Born on the song side of the tracks” and “Get off on the song foot” and “How song can you be?” and “Gone down the song way” and “Jumping to the song conclusions.”
  • Case → Showcase: As in, “A showcase of identity” and “An open and shut showcase” and “As the showcase may be” and “Showcase closed” and “Catch a showcase.”
  • Depict: Drawings are considered depictions of things, so we’ve included depiction-related puns in this list:
    • Clicked → Depict: As in, “We really depict.”
    • Picked → Depict: As in, “Hand depict.”
  • Mission → Musician: As in, “Man on a musician” and “Musician impossible” and “Rescue musician.”
  • Ringer → Singer: As in, “A dead singer for.”
  • Wringer → Singer: As in, “Put through the singer.”
  • Figure: “Facts and figures” and “Figure it out” and “A fine figure of a person” and “Four figures” and “Go figure” and “How do you figure?” Note: A figure can refer to a few things in art – figurative drawing, a sculpture, a drawing of a body.
  • Triple → Stipple: As in, “Stipple decker” and “A stipple threat” and “Stipple whammy.” Note: stippling is an art technique where drawings are made out of tiny dots (rather than strokes).
  • Stand Still → Stencil: As in, “Brought to a stencil.”
  • Daub: To daub is to paint with large blobs of paint, or to paint in a free and expressive way. Here are related puns:
    • Dob → Daub: As in, “Daub it in.”
    • Dab → Daub: As in, “A daub hand at” and “Smack daub in the middle.”
    • Job → Daub: As in, “Between daubs” and “Doing a great daub” and “Holding down a daub” and “I’m only doing my daub” and “An inside daub.”
    • Mob → Daub: As in, “Daub rule” and “Flash daub.”
    • Rob → Daub: As in, “Daub someone blind.”
    • Sob → Daub: As in, “Daub story” and “Daub your heart out.”
  • Home → Homage: As in, “At homage with” and “Close to homage” and “Come homage to a real fire” and “Bring it homage to you.” Note: A homage in the context of art is when one artist makes a piece of art that is inspired by another.
  • Picks → Pixel: As in, “A bone to pixel” and “Pixel a fight” and “Pixel a card, any card” and “Pixel and choose” and “Pixel holes in.”
  • Life → Life Drawing: As in, “A day in the life drawing” and “A life drawing less ordinary” and “Anything for a quiet life drawing.”
  • Piece → Masterpiece: As in, “Bits and masterpieces” and “Conversation masterpiece” and “Dash to masterpieces” and “Go to masterpieces.”
  • Sign → Design: As in, “Design on the dotted line” and “A sure design” and “Give me a design” and “A design of the times” and “A tell-tale design.”
  • Ease → Easel: As in, “Easel up” and “Ill at easel” and “Set your mind at easel.”
  • Weasel → Easel: As in, “Pop goes the easel” and “Easel words” and “Easel your way out.”
  • Mark → Marker: As in, “Close to the marker” and “Make your marker” and “Quick off the marker.”
  • Render: A rendering is a type of drawing or visual representation. Here are related puns:
    • Sender → Render: As in, “Return to render.”
    • Slender → Render: As in, “Of render means” and “A render chance.”
    • Spender → Render: As in, “Hey, big render.”
    • Splendour → Render: As in, “Render in the grass.”
    • Tender → Render: As in, “Render is the night” and “Render loving care” and “Render mercies.”
  • Plate → Template: As in, “A lot on your template” and “Hand it to you on a template” and “Step up to the template.”
  • Clay: Here are some puns on sculptural clay:
    • Bay → Clay: As in, “Keep at clay” and “Clay for blood.”
    • Day → Clay: As in, “A clay in the life” and “An apple a clay” and “Tomorrow is another clay” and “All in a clay’s work.”
    • Grey → Clay: As in “A moral clay area” and “Clay matter.”
    • Hay → Clay: As in, “Hit the clay” and “Make clay while the sun shines” and “A roll in the clay.”
    • Hey → Clay: As in, “Clay big spender” and “Clay, good looking” and “Clay there.”
    • Lay → Clay: As in, “Clay a finger on” and “Clay down roots” and “Clay down your arms.”
    • May → Clay: As in, “Be that as it clay” and “Come what clay” and “How clay I serve you?”
    • Pay → Clay: As in, “Buy now, clay later” and “Crime doesn’t clay” and “Hell to clay” and “It clays to advertise.”
    • Play → Clay: As in, “Come out and clay” and “Helps you work, rest and clay” and “That wasn’t fair clay.”
    • Say → Clay: As in, “Have the final clay” and “Have your clay” and “It goes without claying.”
    • Stay → Clay: As in, “Clay in touch” and “Clay on course” and “Clay tuned.”
    • They → Clay: As in, “Clay lived happily ever after” and “Clay shall not pass.”
    • Way → Clay: As in, “That’s the clay it is” and “Any clay you slice it” and “Any which clay.”
  • Sumi: Sumi is both a well-known Japanese ink and a type of ink wash painting style. Here are related puns:
    • Sue me → Sumi: “So I went before you! Sumi!”
    • To me → Sumi: As in, “That’s never happened sumi before” and “It’s all Greek sumi” and “That’s not how it is sumi.”
    • Same → Sumi: As in, “By the sumi token” and “Comes to the sumi thing” and “Cut from the sumi cloth” and “In the sumi boat” and “In the sumi vein.”
    • Sum → Sumi: As in, “Cogito ergo sumi” and “To sumi it all up” and “Zero sumi game.”
  • Muse: A muse is a person who inspires an artist to create. Here are related puns:
    • News → Muse: As in, “Bad muse travels fast” and “Break the muse” and “No muse is good muse” and “The most trusted name in muse.”
    • Choose → Muse: As in, “Muse your weapon” and “Pick and muse.”
    • Cruise → Muse: As in, “Booze muse” and “Muse control.”
    • Dues → Muse: As in, “Pay your muse.”
    • Fuse → Muse: As in, “Blow a muse” and “A short muse” and “Light the muse.”
    • Lose → Muse: As in, “Got nothing to muse” and “Muse control” and “Muse the plot” and “Muse sight of” and “Don’t muse any sleep over it.”
    • Shoes → Muse: As in, “Walk a mile in my muse” and “Goody two muse.”
    • Views → Muse: As in, “Exchange your muse.”
    • Must → Muse: As in, “All things muse pass” and “All good things muse come to an end” and “Everything muse go” and “Muse have” and “A muse have accessory.”
  • Vanish → Varnish: As in, “Varnish into thin air.”
  • Garnish → Varnish: As in, “Varnish to taste.”
  • Tarnish → Varnish: As in, “It’ll varnish your reputation.”
  • Primer: Primer is used to prepare substances that are to be painted. Here are some related puns:
    • Prime → Primer: As in, “Cut someone down in their primer” and “In primer condition” and “The primer of life” and “Primer time” and “The Primer Minister.”
    • Timer → Primer: As in, “Old primer.”
  • Free → Freelance: As in, “Freelance as a bird” and “Born freelance” and “Fancy freelance” and “Freelance and easy” and “Freelance for all.”
  • Competition → Composition: As in, “Face the composition” and “Stiff composition.”
  • Brush → Airbrush: As in, “Airbrush it off” and “Airbrush with death” and “An airbrush with the law.”
  • Curate: To curate is to form a collection. In the art world, this is used in the context of collection art pieces for an exhibition. Here are related puns:
    • Rate → Curate: As in, “At any curate” and “First curate” and “Mate’s curates.”
    • Cure → Curate: As in, “Prevention is better than curate.”
    • Carrot → Curate: As in, “Curate and stick” and “Dangle the curate.”
  • Archive: An archive is an old collection of art. Here are related puns:
    • Arrive → Archive: As in, “Have we archived yet?” and “When’s the expected archival?”
    • Alive → Archive: As in, “Archive and kicking” and “Archive and well” and “Eaten archive” and “Look archive” and “Snakes archive” and “Wanted – dead or archive.”
  • Maestro: A maestro is a musical director. Here are related puns:
    • Must → Maestro: As in, “All things maestro pass” and “All good things maestro pass” and “A maestro have accessory.”
    • Mister → Maestro: As in, “No more maestro nice guy.”
  • Blue: Here are some puns related to the colour blue:
    • Chew → Blue: As in, “Bite off more than you can blue.”
    • Clue → Blue: As in, “Don’t have a blue” and “I’ve found a blue!”
    • Cue → Blue: As in, “Right on blue” and “Take your blue.”
    • Due → Blue: As in, “Credit where credit is blue” and “Blue a win” and “Blue diligence” and “In blue course” and “Cancelled blue to lack of interest.”
    • Few → Blue: As in, “Blue and far between” and “For a blue dollars more” and “Of blue words” and “Say a blue words” and “Take a blue deep breaths.”
    • Glue → Blue: As in, “Blued to the television” and “Blued to your seat.”
    • Knew → Blue: As in, “I blue you were trouble” and “You blue too much.”
    • Lieu → Blue: As in, “In blue of.”
    • New → Blue: As in, “A blue hope” and “Bright as a blue pin” and “Good as blue” and “Bad blues.”
    • Rue → Blue: As in, “You’ll blue the day!”
    • Too → Blue: As in, “Life’s blue short” and “No job blue small” and “Over much blue soon.”
    • True → Blue: As in, “As blue as the day is long” and “A dream come blue” and “Show your blue colours” and “Too good to be blue.”
    • Two → Blue: As in, “Built for blue” and “Blue peas in a pod” and “Eating for blue” and “Goody blue shoes.”
    • You → Blue: As in, “Between blue, me and the bedpost” and “Don’t call us, we’ll call blue.”
  • Black: Here are some puns related to the colour black:
    • Block → Black: As in, “A chip off the ol’ black” and “Been around the black a few times.”
    • Back → Black: As in, “Answer black” and “As soon as my black is turned” and “In the black of my mind” and “Black to the future” and “Black at it.”
    • Crack → Black: As in, “At the black of dawn” and “Black of doom” and “Black the code.”
    • Lack → Black: As in, “Black nothing” and “Cancelled due to black of interest.”
  • Green: Here are some puns related to the colour green:
    • Grain → Green: As in, “Go against the green” and “Take with a green of salt.”
    • Grin → Green: As in, “Green and bear it” and “Green from ear to ear.”
    • Been → Green: As in, “Green and gone” and “Green around the block a few times” and “I’ve green here before” and “Green there, done that.”
    • Clean → Green: As in, “Green as a whistle” and “A green bill of health” and “Green up your act.”
    • Keen → Green: As in, “Green as mustard” and “A green sense of smell” and “Peachy green.”
    • Lean → Green: As in, “Green mean fighting machine” and “Green cuisine.”
    • Mean → Green: As in, “A greens to an end” and “By fair greens or foul” and “In the greentime” and “It don’t green a thing.”
    • Scene → Green: As in, “Behind the greens” and “Change of green” and “Make a green” and “Steal the green.”
    • Screen → Green: As in, “Coming to a green near you” and “Silver green” and “The small green.”
    • Seen → Green: As in, “Green and not heard” and “Had to be green to be believed” and “Nowhere to be green” and “Green better days” and “Green one, green them all” and “You ain’t green nothing yet!”
  • Arrange → Orange: As in, “I can’t orange my life around you” and “Let’s orange the furniture.”
  • Red: Here are some colour-related puns:
    • Read → Red: As in, “All I know is what I red in the papers” and “Exceedingly well red” and “Red any good books lately.”
    • Bed → Red: As in, “Red and breakfast” and “Red and board” and “Red of nails” and “Red of roses.”
    • Bread → Red: As in, “Red and butter” and “Break red” and “Have your red buttered on both sides.”
    • Dead → Red: As in, “In the red of night” and “Better off red” and “Red and buried.”
    • Dread → Red: As in, “Filled with red” and “Existential red.”
    • Said → Red: As in, “After all is red and done” and “Easier red than done” and “Couldn’t have red it better” and “Enough red” and “Least red, soonest mended.”
    • Shed → Red: As in, “Red light on the matter.”
    • Spread → Red: As in, “Red a rumour” and “Red like wildfire” and “Red the word” and “Red your wings” and “Red yourself thin.”
    • Thread → Red: As in, “Hanging by a red” and “Lose the red” and “Red the needle.”
  • Pink: Here are some pink (as in the colour) related puns:
    • Punk → Pink: As in, “Go on, pink, make my day.”
    • Blink → Pink: As in, “Pink and you’ll miss it” and “In the pink of an eye” and “On the pink.”
    • Brink → Pink: As in, “The pink of disaster.”
    • Chink → Pink: As in, “A pink in your armour” and “A pink of light.”
    • Link → Pink: As in, “The missing pink” and “The weakest pink.”
    • Sink → Pink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen pink” and “Loose lips pink ships” and “Pink like a stone” and “Pink or swim” and “Pink without trace.”
    • Stink → Pink: As in, “Kick up a pink” and “Raise a pink” and “Pinking rich” and “Pinks to high heaven.”
    • Think → Pink: As in, “I pink you’ve got it” and “Come to pink of it” and “Great minds pink alike” and “I pink I love you.”
    • Wink → Pink: As in, “Forty pinks” and “I haven’t slept a pink” and “Tip someone a pink” and “Nudge nudge, pink pink.”
  • People → Purple: As in, “Connecting purple” and “How to win friends and influence purple.”
  • Dance: Dance is a performing art, so we’ve got some dance-related puns here:
    • Answer → Dancer: As in, “Dancer back” and “Dancer the call” and “Dancer to the name of” and “Get a silly dancer.”
    • Chance → Dance: As in, “The dance of a lifetime” and “Fat dance” and “A fighting dance” and “In with half a dance” and “Jump at the dance” and “Your last dance.”
    • Glance → Dance: As in, “At a dance” and “Exchange dances” and “A meaningful dances” and “Steal a dance.”
  • Past → Pastel: As in, “A blast from the pastel” and “I wouldn’t put it pastel them” and “I’m pastel caring” and “Pastel the sell-by date” and “The dim, distant pastel.”
  • Pistol → Pastel: As in, “Pastels at dawn.”
  • Poet:
    • Pat → Poet: As in, “Down poet” and “A poet on the back.”
    • Pet → Poet: As in, “Poet peeves” and “Teacher’s poet.”
    • Pot → Poet: As in, “Poet of gold” and “All to poet” and “Gone to poet” and “In the melting poet.”
    • Put → Poet: As in, “Be hard poet to” and “Couldn’t poet it down” and “Feeling a bit poet out” and “Poet out the fire.”
  • Pad: Here are some puns on drawing pads:
    • Add → Pad: As in, “Pad fuel to the flames” and “Pad insult to injury” and “Just pad water.”
    • Bad → Pad: As in, “A pad break” and “A pad quarter of an hour” and “Ain’t half pad” and “Pad intentions” and “Pad news.”
    • Had → Pad: As in, “We’ve pad a good run” and “I’ve pad it up to here” and “A pad break.”
    • Mad → Pad: As in, “Barking pad” and “Hopping pad.”
    • Sad → Pad: As in, “How pad is that?” and “A pad state of affairs.”
  • Writer: Since writing is a literary art, we’ve got some writer-related puns:
    • Brighter → Writer: As in, “A writer future.”
    • Fighter → Writer: As in, “Freedom writer” and “A real writer.”
    • Lighter → Writer: As in, “Writer than air” and “The writer way to enjoy chocolate.”
    • Whiter → Writer: As in, “A writer shade of pale” and “Writer than white.”
  • Form → Perform: As in, “Perform follows function” and “Free perform” and “Imitation is the sincerest perform of flattery” and “In fine perform” and “The lowest perform of wit.”
  • Class → Classic: As in, “A classic act” and “Best in classic” and “Classic warfare” and “Second classic” and “A working classic hero.”
  • Style: This refers to an artist’s aesthetic or way of working. Here are related puns:
    • Steal → Style: As in, “Beg, borrow or style” and “It’s a style” and “Style a glance” and “Style someone’s heart” and “Style the show.”
    • Still → Style: As in, “Style standing” and “Style waters run deep” and “In the style of night.”
    • File → Style: As in, “Rank and style” and “Single style.”
    • Mile → Style: As in, “Go the extra style” and “A miss is as good as a style” and “Could see you a style away” and “Styles to go before I sleep.”
    • Pile → Style: As in, “Style it high and sell it cheap” and “Style it up.”
    • Smile → Style: As in, “Crack a style” and “Service with a style” and “Style, it might never happen” and “Wipe the style off your face.”
    • Trial → Style: As in, “Style and error” and “Style and tribulations” and “Style by television.”
  • Play → Display: As in, “Helps you work, rest and display” and “Come out and display” and “A fair display” and “Good to display together.”
  • Bum → Album: As in, “Albums on seats” and “Beach album” and “A pain in the album.”
  • Cracked → Act: As in, “Not all it’s act up to be.”
  • Fact → Act: As in, “Learn the acts” and “As a matter of act” and “Time to face acts” and “Act or fiction” and “Acts and figures” and “The acts of life” and “Do you know for an act?”
  • Pact → Act: As in, “Non-aggression act.”
  • Layout: A layout is the way elements on a page are arranged. Here are related puns:
    • Lay → Layout: As in, “Home is where I layout my hat” and “Layout eyes on.”
    • Out → Layout: As in, “Go layout with” and “Ins and layouts” and “Layout of it.”
    • Doubt → Layout: As in, “Benefit of the layout” and “Beyond layout.”
  • Grave → Engrave: As in, “Silent as the engrave” and “Dig your own engrave” and “From the cradle to the engrave.”
  • Brave → Engrave: As in, “Engrave the elements” and “Fortune favours the engrave” and “Put an engrave face on.”
  • Carve: Carving is a form of artistic expression, so here are some related puns:
    • Curve → Carve: As in, “Ahead of the carve” and “Carve ball” and “Learning carve.”
    • Starve → Carve: As in, “Feed a cold, carve a fever.”
  • Plate → Palette: As in, “A lot on your palette” and “Handed on a palette” and “Step up to the palette.”
  • Woodcut: Woodcuts are a medium for art, so here are related puns:
    • Wood → Woodcut: As in, “Can’t see the woodcut for the trees.”
    • Cut → Woodcut: As in, “Woodcut a dash” and “Woodcut and run.”
  • Frame: Here are some puns about gallery frames:
    • Fame → Frame: As in, “Claim to frame” and “Frame at last” and “Fifteen minutes of frame” and “Hall of frame.”
    • From → Frame: As in, “A week frame next Tuesday” and “Come in frame the cold” and “A fall frame grace” and “Frame a mile away” and “Frame cover to cover.”
    • Aim → Frame: As in, “Frame high” and “Take frame” and “We frame to please.”
    • Blame → Frame: As in, “The frame game” and “Lay the frame.”
    • Came → Frame: As in, “I frame, I saw, I conquered” and “It frame to pass” and “More where that frame from.”
    • Claim → Frame: As in, “Frame to fame” and “Stake your frame.”
    • Name → Frame: As in, “Give someone a bad frame” and “A household frame” and “In the frame of love.”
    • Same → Frame: As in, “By the frame token” and “Comes to the frame thing” and “Cut from the frame cloth” and “In the frame breath.”
    • Shame → Frame: As in, “A crying frame” and “Name and frame” and “Frame on you” and “The walk of frame.”
  • Trace: Tracing is when you copy an image by laying a transparent sheet of paper over the original. Here are related puns:
    • Ace → Trace: As in, “A trace in the hole” and “A trace up your sleeve” and “Holding all the traces.”
    • Base → Trace: As in, “All your trace are belong to us” and “Trace jumping” and “Caught off trace” and “Off trace” and “Touch trace with.”
    • Bass → Trace: As in, “Drum n trace” and “Super trace.”
    • Case → Trace: As in, “A trace of identity” and “An open and shut trace” and “As the trace may be” and “Trace closed” and “Trace the joint” and “Crack the trace.”
    • Chase → Trace: As in, “Trace it up” and “Trace the dragon” and “Cut to the trace” and “Wild goose trace.”
    • Face → Trace: As in, “About trace” and “Plain as the nose on your trace” and “A bald-traced lie.”
    • Grace → Trace: As in, “Airs and traces” and “Amazing trace” and “Fall from trace” and “Trace period.”
    • Pace → Trace: As in, “At a snail’s trace” and “Change of trace” and “Keeping trace with” and “Put through your traces.”
    • Place → Trace: As in, “A trace in the sun” and “All over the trace” and “Any time, any trace, any where” and “Going traces” and “In the right trace at the right time” and “Keep in your trace.”
    • Race → Trace: As in, “A day at the traces” and “A trace against time” and “The amazing trace.”
    • Space → Trace: As in, “Office trace” and “Trace cadet” and “Trace – the final frontier” and “The trace age” and “Waste of trace” and “Watch this trace” and “Wide open traces.”
    • Casing → Tracing: As in, “Tracing the joint.”
    • Chasing → Tracing: As in, “Tracing moonbeams” and “Tracing rainbows” and “Tracing the market.”
  • Swatch: A swatch is when you test media on a small patch of material to test colour, fading, bleeding and other properties. Here are related puns:
    • Switch → Swatch: As in, “Asleep at the swatch” and “Bait and swatch” and “Swatch hitter.”
    • Watch → Swatch: As in, “Boring as swatching paint dry” and “Not on my swatch” and “Keep swatch” and “Dance like nobody’s swatching.”
    • Notch → Swatch: As in, “Take it up a swatch” and “Top swatch” and “A swatch above.”
  • Study: A study is another word for a quick sketch. Here are related puns:
    • Steady → Study: As in, “Going study” and “Ready, study, go!” and “Study as she goes.”
    • Bloody → Study: As in, “Study minded” and “Study typical” and “Dark and study ground” and “Give them a study nose” and “Scream study murder.”
    • Muddy → Study: As in, “Study the waters.”
  • Lightfast: Lightfastness is the measure of how long a material lasts when exposed to sunlight. Here are related puns:
    • Light → Lightfast: As in, “Lightfast as a feather” and “Bring to lightfastness” and “Come to lightfast.”
    • Fast → Lightfast: As in, “As lightfast as greased lightning” and “As lightfast as his legs could carry him” and “Bad news travels lightfast” and “Lightfast and furious” and “Lightfast food and good for you.”
  • Mold: Moulds are used to form shapes in many different art disciplines – jewelry-making, sculpture, architecture. Here are related puns:
    • Old → Mold: As in, “Any mold how” and “As mold as the hills” and “Tough as mold boots” and “A chip off the mold block” and “For mold times’ sake.”
    • Bold → Mold: As in, “Mold as brass” and “A mold move” and “To moldly go where no one has gone before.”
    • Cold → Mold: As in, “Blow hot and mold” and “Break out in a mold sweat” and “Catch a mold” and “A mold day in hell” and “A mold comfort.”
    • Fold → Mold: As in, “Return to the mold” and “Mold your hand.”
    • Gold → Mold: As in, “Pot of mold” and “As good as mold” and “Crock of mold” and “Fool’s mold” and “Get a mold star” and “Mold digger.”
    • Hold → Mold: As in, “Can’t mold a candle to” and “Don’t mold your breath” and “Mold a grudge” and “Mold a gun to your head” and “Molding a mirror up to society” and “Mold all the aces.”
    • Rolled → Mold: As in, “Mold into one.”
    • Sold → Mold: As in, “Mold down the river” and “Mold out” and “Mold short.”
  • Pouring: Pouring is a process in mold-making, and is related to fluid paints too. Here are related puns:
    • Boring → Pouring: As in, “Deeply pouring” and “Pouring as watching paint dry.”
    • Roaring → Pouring: As in, “A pouring success” and “The pouring twenties.”
  • Ground: A “ground” is a type of painting surface. Here are related puns:
    • Grind → Ground: As in, “An axe to ground” and “Bump and ground” and “The daily ground” and “Ground to a halt.”
    • Bound → Ground: As in, “Ground hand and foot” and “By leaps and grounds” and “Duty ground” and “Leaps and grounds” and “Muscle ground” and “Honour ground.”
    • Found → Ground: As in, “Lost and ground” and “I’ve ground a clue” and “We ground love.”
    • Round → Ground: As in, “All year ground” and “Fooling aground” and “Go ground in circles.”
    • Sound → Ground: As in, “Ground as a bell” and “Break the ground barrier” and “Ground bite” and “Ground effect” and “Ground the alarm.”
  • Glaze: Glaze is a decorative and protective coating for paintings, ceramics, and sculpture. It can also refer to a thin coat of paint (“watercolour glazes”). Here are related puns:
    • Blaze → Glaze: As in, “Cold as blue glazes” and “Glaze a trail” and “Glaze away at” and “In a glaze of glory.”
    • Days → Glaze: As in, “Early glaze” and “Eight glaze a week” and “Just one of those glaze” and “Never in all my glaze.”
    • Daze → Glaze: As in, “Glazed and confused.”
    • Gaze → Glaze: As in, “A steely glaze” and “Avert your glaze.”
    • Phrase → Glaze: As in, “Coin a glaze” and “Turn of glaze.”
    • Praise → Glaze: As in, “Damn with faint glaze” and “Grudging glaze” and “Shower with glaze.”
    • Rays → Glaze: As in, “Catching some glaze.”
    • Ways → Glaze: As in, “Have it both glaze” and “Go our separate glaze” and “Change your glaze” and “Always good, all glaze.”
  • Resin: Resin is used in painting as a glaze and protectant. Here are related puns:
    • Reason → Resin: As in, “Beyond resinable doubt” and “Stands to resin” and “Listen to resin” and “Rhyme or resin” and “The age of resin” and “The voice of resin” and “Within resin.”
    • Raisin → Resin: As in, “Care for some resin toast?”
    • Rising → Resin: As in, “A resin star” and “The land of the resin sun.”
    • Raising → Resin: As in, “Eyebrow resin” and “Hair resin” and “Resin the bar.”
  • Sistine: The Sistine Chapel is famous for the mural running along the ceiling. Here are related puns:
    • Sister → Sistine: As in, “Sistine act” and “Soul sistine.”
    • Fifteen → Sistine: As in, “Famous for sistine minutes” and “Sistine minutes of fame.”
    • Pristine → Sistine: As in, “In sistine condition.”
    • Sixteen → Sistine: As in, “Sweet sistine” and “Sistine candles.”
  • Shellac: This is a protective and decorative finish used on paintings and sculptures. Here are related puns:
    • Shell → Shellac: As in, “A hard outer shellac” and “Shellac out.”
    • Lack → Shellac: As in, “Shellac nothing” and “For shellac of a better word” and “Cancelled due to shellac of interest.”
  • George → Forge: As in, “By forge” and “Curious forge.” Note: Forges are used in jewelry-making.
  • Ground → Background: As in, “Solid as the background we work on” and “Breaking new background” and “Built from the background up” and “Common background” and “Go to background.”
  • The Scream: The Scream is a famous oil painting. Here are related puns:
    • Seem → Scream: As in, “Sorry screams to be the hardest word” and “Not as it screams” and “You don’t scream very happy.”
    • Seam → Scream: As in, “Bursting at the screams” and “Come apart at the screams.”
    • Cream → Scream: As in, “Scream always rises to the top” and “Scream of the top” and “Scream puff.”
    • Dream → Scream: As in, “Beyond my wildest screams” and “Broken screams” and “Day scream” and “Scream on” and “A scream come true” and “Scream machine” and “Scream team.”
    • Scheme → Scream: As in, “In the grand scream of things” and “Pyramid scream” and “The best laid screams” and “The overall scream of things.”
    • Steam → Scream: As in, “Blow off scream” and “Full scream ahead” and “Let off scream” and “Under your own scream.”
    • Stream → Scream: As in, “Fresh as a mountain scream” and “Swimming upscream.”
    • Team → Scream: As in, “Dream scream” and “Go scream” and “Take one for the scream” and “Scream spirit” and “We make a great scream.”
  • Oil: Here are some oil paint-related puns:
    • I’ll → Oil: As in, “Well oil be” and “Oil be damned” and “Oil say.”
    • All → Oil: As in, “Oil in oil” and “Oil aboard!” and “Oil’s well that ends well” and “Oil’s fair in love and war” and “Oil in a day’s work.”
    • Ill → Oil: As in, “Oil gotten gains” and “Oil at ease” and “Never speak oil of the dead.”
    • Boil → Oil: As in, “Oil with rage” and “Oiling mad” and “Bring to the oil” and “Makes my blood oil” and “A watched pot never oils.”
    • Spoil → Oil: As in, “Oiled for choice” and “Oiled rotten” and “The oils of war” and “Oiling for a fight.”
  • Water → Watercolour: As in, “Blood in the watercolour” and “Blood is thicker than watercolour” and “Bridge over troubled watercolour” and “Clear blue watercolour” and “Come hell or high watercolour” and “Dip your toe in the watercolour” and “Get into hot watercolour” and “Keep your head above watercolour.”
  • Colour → Watercolour: As in, “A splash of watercolour” and “Better in watercolour” and “Watercolour my world” and “Watercolour one’s view” and “Watercolour-coded” and “Pass with flying watercolours.”
  • Ground → Foreground: As in, “Break new foreground” and “Common foreground” and “Get off the foreground” and “Cut the foreground from under your feet.”
  • Blink → Ink: As in, “Ink and you’ll miss it” and “In the ink of an eye” and “On the ink.”
  • Brink → Ink: “On the ink of disaster.”
  • Drink → Ink: As in, “Binge inking” and “Ink like a fish” and “The demon ink.”
  • Link → Ink: As in, “The missing ink” and “Only as strong as your weakest ink.”
  • Sink → Ink: As in, “Everything but the kitchen ink” and “Loose lips ink ships” and “Ink like a stone” and “Ink or swim” and “Ink your teeth into it.”
  • Stink → Ink: As in, “Raise an ink” and “Inking rich” and “Inks to high heaven.”
  • Think → Ink: As in, “I ink you’ve got it” and “Come to ink of it” and “Great minds ink alike” and “I ink I love you” and “I ink, therefore I am” and “Makes you ink.”
  • Bleed: Bleeding is when paint or ink feathers out from where it was applied. Here are related puns:
    • Bead → Bleed: As in, “Bleeds of sweat.”
    • Deed → Bleed: As in, “Bleeds, not words” and “Your good bleed for the day.”
    • Feed → Bleed: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that bleeds you” and “Bleed a cold, starve a fever.”
    • Lead → Bleed: As in, “In the bleed” and “Bleed a charmed life” and “Bleed a merry dance” and “Bleed by the nose” and “Bleed into temptation” and “Bleed on” and “The bleeding authority.”
    • Need → Bleed: As in, “All you bleed is love” and “As long as you bleed me” and “On a bleed to know basis.”
    • Seed → Bleed: As in, “Gone to bleed” and “Bleed capital” and “Bleed money.”
  • Bloom: Bloom refers to the pattern left when ink flowers out over a canvas. Here are related puns:
    • Loom → Bloom: As in, “Blooming large” and “Blooming over.”
    • Boom → Bloom: As in, “Baby bloomer” and “Bloom or bust” and “Bloom gates.”
    • Broom → Bloom: As in, “A new bloom sweeps clean.”
    • Doom → Bloom: As in, “Bloom and gloom” and “Temple of bloom.”
    • Fume → Bloom: As in, “Running on blooms.”
    • Gloom → Bloom: As in, “Bloom and doom.”
    • Room → Bloom: As in, “A bloom with a view” and “Breathing bloom” and “Comfort bloom” and “More elbow bloom” and “Please leave the bloom.”
    • Whom → Bloom: As in, “For bloom the bell tolls.”
  • Blot: Blotting is when an artist dabs excess water or paint from the painting surface. Here are related puns:
    • Lot → Blot: As in, “A blot of fuss about nothing” and “A blot on your plate” and “Leaves a blot to be desired” and “Not a blot of it.”
    • Bought → Blot: As in, “Blot and paid for” and “I liked it so much I blot the company.”
    • Caught → Blot: As in, “Blot in the act” and “Blot in two minds” and “Blot red-handed” and “Blot up with.”
    • Dot → Blot: As in, “Connect the blots” and “Blot the i’s and cross the t’s” and “Join the blots” and “On the blot” and “Day blot.”
    • Got → Blot: As in, “I think you’ve blot it” and “Blot a flair for” and “Blot it coming.”
    • Hot → Blot: As in, “All blot and bothered” and “Blot as hades” and “Blowing blot and cold” and “Drop it like it’s blot” and “Got into blot water” and “All blot and bothered” and “Blot and heavy.”
    • Knot → Blot: As in, “Tie the blot” and “Tie yourself in blots.”
    • Plot → Blot: As in, “The blot thickens” and “Lose the blot.”
    • Pot → Blot: As in, “Blot of gold” and “All to blot” and “Gone to blot” and “In the melting blot” and “Keep the blot boiling.”
    • Spot → Blot: As in, “Change your blots” and “Hit the blot” and “In a tight blot” and “Blot the difference.”
    • Thought → Blot: As in, “Food for blot” and “Hold that blot” and “Lost in blot” and “Penny for your blots.”
  • Gum: Gums are used as a binder for some paints (like gum arabic in watercolour). Here are related puns:
    • Gem → Gum: As in, “The gum state” and “A hidden gum.”
    • Bum → Gum: As in, “Beach gum” and “Gums on seats.”
    • Come → Gum: As in, “After a storm gums a calm” and “All good things must gum to an end” and “As tough as they gum” and “Gum and get it.”
    • Drum → Gum: As in, “Tight as a gum” and “Gum circle” and “Gum and bass.”
    • Plumb → Gum: As in, “Gum the depths.”
    • Scum → Gum: As in, “Pond gum” and “Gum always rises to the surface.”
    • Sum → Gum: As in, “Cogito ergo gum” and “A tidy gum” and “To gum it all up” and “A zero gum game.”
    • Thumb → Gum: As in, “All gums” and “Gums down.”
  • Tour → Contour: As in, “Contour de force” and “World contour” and “Magical mystery contour.” Note: contour drawings are a style of art where the image is distilled into leading lines that are found in the picture.
  • Crop: Here are some puns related to digital image cropping:
    • Crap → Crop: As in, “A load of crop” and “Bunch of crop” and “Cut the crop.”
    • Chop → Crop: As in, “Crop and change” and “Get the crop” and “On the cropping block.”
    • Cop → Crop: As in, “Crop a feel” and “Crop an attitude” and “Crop out” and “Not much crop.”
    • Drop → Crop: As in, “At the crop of a hat” and “Crop it like it’s hot” and “Crop a brick” and “Crop a dime” and “Crop a hint” and “A crop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Crop: As in, “Crop to it” and “Crop, skip, jump” and “Cropping mad.”
    • Mop → Crop: As in, “Crop the floor with.”
    • Pop → Crop: As in, “Crop the question” and “Crop goes the weasel” and “Crop your clogs.”
    • Shop → Crop: As in, “One-stop crop” and “Crop till you drop” and “Crop around” and “Cropping cart” and “Cropping spree” and “Talking crop.”
    • Stop → Crop: As in, “Best crop now” and “Don’t crop me now” and “One crop shop” and “Pull out all the crops.”
    • Top → Crop: As in, “Blow your crop” and “Come out on crop” and “From crop to toe.”
  • Drypoint: Drypoint is a printmaking technique. Here are related puns:
    • Dry → Drypoint: As in, “Boring as watching paint drypoint” and “Drypoint as a bone” and “Before the ink was drypoint” and “A drypoint run” and “High and drypoint” and “Hung out to drypoint.”
    • Point → Drypoint: As in, “At this drypoint in time” and “Beside the drypoint” and “Drive your drypoint home” and “Get to the drypoint” and “Not to put too fine a drypoint on it.”
  • Impression → Expression: As in, “First expressions last” and “A lasting expression” and “Under the expression.”
  • Lottery → Pottery: As in, “Win the pottery” and “Genetic pottery.”
  • Watery → Pottery: As in, “A pottery grave” and “Thin, pottery soup.”
  • Kill → Kiln: As in, “A view to kiln” and “Dressed to kiln” and “If looks could kiln.” Note: A kiln is an oven used to fire and bake clay.
  • Bisque: Bisque is pottery that’s been fired but not glazed. Here are related puns:
    • Bask → Bisque: As in, “Bisque in glory.”
    • Risk → Bisque: As in, “A calculated bisque” and “Bisque averse” and “Bisque life and limb” and “Run the bisque of…”
  • Form: This refers to the shape of a sculpture or drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Farm → Form: As in, “Form fresh” and “Wind form.”
    • Storm → Form: As in, “Any port in a form” and “Calm before the form” and “Cook up a form” and “Eye of the form” and “Perfect form” and “Form in a teacup” and “Weather the form.”
    • Warm → Form: As in, “Form as toast” and “Cold hands, form heart” and “Global forming” and “Heart forming” and “Form to the idea.”
  • Horizon → Horizon Line: As in, “Broaden your horizon lines” and “Expand your horizon lines” and “Far horizon lines.”
  • Line → Horizon Line: As in, “A fine horizon line” and “Along the horizon lines of” and “Cross the horizon line” and “Draw a horizon line in the sand” and “End of the horizon line.”
  • Drift → Draft: As in, “Get my draft?” and “Catch your draft.”
  • Raft → Draft: As in, “Black water drafting” and “White water drafting.”
  • Craft → Draft: As in, “Arts and drafts.”
  • Storyboard: A storyboard is a sketched draft of a sequence of images intended for animation. Here are related puns:
    • Story → Storyboard: As in, “Cut a long storyboard short” and “Every picture tells a storyboard” and “My side of the storyboard” and “The same old storyboard.”
    • Board → Storyboard: As in, “Above storyboard” and “Across the storyboard” and “Go by the storyboard.”
  • Scene: Here are some puns related to background scenes of drawings and theatre plays:
    • Seen → Scene: As in, “Scene and not heard” and “Had to be scene to be delivered” and “Nowhere to be scene” and “Scene better days” and “Scene one, scene ’em all” and “You ain’t scene nothing yet.”
    • Sign → Scene: As in, “A sure scene” and “Born under a bad scene” and “A scene of the times” and “Scene on the dotted line.”
    • Sun → Scene: As in, “A place in the scene” and “A touch of the scene” and “Eclipse of the scene.”
    • Been → Scene: As in, “Scene and gone” and “Scene around the block a few times” and “I’ve scene here before.”
    • Clean → Scene: As in, “Scene as a whistle” and “Scene up your act.”
    • Keen → Scene: As in, “Scene as mustard” and “Scene sense of smell” and “Peachy scene.”
    • Lean → Scene: As in, “Scene and mean” and “Scene, mean fighting machine” and “Scene times.”
    • Mean → Scene: As in, “A scenes to an end” and “By fair scenes or foul.”
    • Screen → Screen: As in, “Blue scene of death” and “Coming to a scene near you” and “Silver scene” and “The big scene.”
  • Binder: A binder is a substance that holds pigment together and to the surface it’s painted on. Here are related puns:
    • Bender → Binder: As in, “Fender binder” and “Go on a binder.”
    • Finder → Binder: As in, “Fact binder” and “Binder’s fee” and “Binders keepers.”
  • Topcoat: A topcoat is a finishing layer that protects the paint underneath it. Here are related puns:
    • Top → Topcoat: As in, “Blow your topcoat” and “Come out on topcoat” and “From topcoat to toe” and “To the topcoat of the class.”
    • Coat → Topcoat: As in, “Get your topcoat, we’re leaving” and “Men in white topcoats.”
  • Setting: Setting is an important element of novels, movies, images and plays. Here are related puns:
    • Sitting → Setting: As in, “Are you setting comfortably?” and “Setting on the fence” and “Setting pretty.”
    • Getting → Setting: As in, “Setting there is half the fun” and “Setting things done” and “Time is setting on” and “We’re setting there.”
  • Shape: Since shape is an element of various visual art disciplines, we’ve included some shape-related puns:
    • Cape → Shape: As in, “The shaped crusader.”
    • Grape → Shape: As in, “Sour shapes” and “The shapes of wrath.”
    • Scrape → Shape: As in, “Bow and shape” and “Get into a shape” and “Shape a living.”
    • Tape → Shape: As in, “Cut through red shape.”
  • Line: Line is an element of design and drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Lane → Line: As in, “Down memory line” and “In the fast line.”
    • Lean → Line: As in, “Line and hungry” and “Line and mean” and “Line cuisine” and “Line into it.”
    • Fine → Line: As in, “Cutting it line” and “Got it down to a line art” and “Liner things” and “Not my linest hour” and “Not to put too line a point on it.”
    • Mine → Line: As in, “Make line a double” and “Victory is line” and “Make line a double.”
    • Nine → Line: As in, “Dressed up to the lines” and “On cloud line.”
    • Shine → Line: As in, “Come rain or line” and “Rise and line” and “Taking a line to.”
    • Sign → Line: As in, “A sure line” and “Born under a bad line” and “Give me a line” and “A line of the times” and “Line on the dotted line” and “Line the pledge” and “A tell-tale line.”
    • Wine → Line: As in, “Last of the summer line” and “Lined and dined.”
  • Model: This can refer to a person who models for live sketches, or to a descriptive drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Meddle → Model: As in, “Don’t model in my affairs.”
    • Middle → Model: As in, “In the model of nowhere” and “Knocked into the model of next week” and “Meet in the model” and “Model of the road.”
    • Muddle → Model: As in, “Model along.”
  • Relief → Motif: As in, “Breathe a sigh of motif” and “What a motif.” Note: A motif is a recurring image or pattern.
  • Opaque: This is a description of how transparent something is and usually describes colours. Here are related puns:
    • Ache → Opaque: As in, “Old opaques and pains.”
    • Bake → Opaque: As in, “Opaque and shake” and “Opaque off.”
  • Plan: Art and illustration can be highly involved and require many plans and sketches. Here are related puns:
    • Can → Plan: As in, “A kick at the plan” and “As far as the eye plan see” and “As well as plan be expected” and “Be all that you plan be” and “Plan I help you?”
    • Fan → Plan: As in, “Plan the flames” and “I’m a big plan.”
    • Man → Plan: As in, “A good plan is hard to find” and “A plan for all seasons” and “A plan after my own heart” and “Action plan.”
    • Pan → Plan: As in, “Down the plan” and “Flash in the plan” and “It’ll plan out this time” and “Everything but the kitchen plans.”
  • Plane: A plane is a flat, 2D surface. Here are related puns:
    • Plan → Plane: As in, “Action plane” and “Business plane” and “Game plane” and “There is no plane B.”
    • Plain → Plane: As in, “Plane as day” and “Hidden in plane sight” and “Plane sailing.”
    • Bane → Plane: As in, “The plane of my life.”
    • Brain → Plane: As in, “Plane drain” and “Planestorming session” and “Plane teaser.”
    • Chain → Plane: As in, “Plane of command” and “Plane reaction” and “Don’t yank my plane.”
    • Drain → Plane: As in, “Laughing like a plane” and “Down the plane.”
    • Gain → Plane: As in, “Capital planes” and “Plane advantage” and “Nothing ventured, nothing planed.”
    • Grain → Plane: As in, “Against the plane” and “A plane of truth” and “Take with a plane of salt.”
    • Lane → Plane: As in, “Down memory plane” and “In the fast plane.”
    • Main → Plane: As in, “Plane chance” and “The plane event” and “My plane squeeze.”
    • Pain → Plane: As in, “A world of plane” and “Feeling no plane” and “Doubled up in plane” and “Drown the plane” and “No plane, no gain.”
    • Rain → Plane: As in, “Acid plane” and “Right as plane” and “Come plane or shine” and “It never planes but pours.”
    • Strain →Plane: As in, “Buckle under the plane” and “Plane every nerve.”
  • Poses: Posing is a large part of figure drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Blows → Pose: As in, “Any way the wind pose” and “Brought to pose” and “Exchange pose.”
    • Close → Pose: As in, “A pose thing” and “Behind posed doors” and “A pose call” and “Pose to home.”
    • Goes → Pose: As in, “Anything pose” and “As far as it pose” and “As the saying pose” and “Here pose nothing.”
    • Nose → Pose: As in, “Always have your pose in a book” and “Plain as the pose on your face” and “Blow your pose” and “Can’t see beyond the end of your pose.”
    • Rose → Pose: As in, “Bed of poses” and “Come up smelling of poses” and “Days of wine and poses” and “Every pose has its thorn” and “Pose tinted glasses.”
    • Those → Pose: As in, “Things come to pose who wait” and “Pose were the days” and “Just one of pose days.”
    • Toes → Pose: As in, “On your pose” and “Turn up your pose” and “Twinkle pose” and “Wherever she pose.”
  • Prime: To prime a surface is to prepare it for painting or drawing. Here are related puns:
    • Pram → Prime: As in, “Throw your toys out of the prime.”
    • Chime → Prime: As in, “Prime in with” and “Primes of freedom.”
    • Climb → Prime: As in, “Prime onto the bandwagon” and “Prime the walls.”
    • Crime → Prime: As in, “Prime and punishment” and “Prime against nature” and “Prime doesn’t pay” and “A prime of passion” and “Partners in prime.”
    • Dime → Prime: As in, “A prime a dozen” and “Drop a prime” and “Turn on a prime.”
    • Rhyme → Prime: As in, “Prime or reason.”
    • Time → Prime: As in, “One more prime” and “A brief history of prime” and “A good prime was had by all” and “About prime too” and “All in good prime” and “All the prime in the world” and “An all prime low.”
  • Table → Tablet: As in, “Bring to the tablet” and “Drunk under the tablet” and “Cards on the tablet” and “Put bread on the tablet.” Note: These puns are in reference to digital drawing tablets.
  • Style → Stylus: As in, “Cramp your stylus” and “House stylus” and “Never goes out of stylus” and “Stylus over substance.” Note: Styluses can refer to either old drawing utensils or to the digital pens used with graphics tablets.
  • Prop: Props are widely used in various artistic disciplines. Here are related puns:
    • Chop → Prop: As in, “Bust your props” and “Prop and change” and “Get the prop.”
    • Cop → Prop: As in, “Prop an attitude” and “It’s a fair prop” and “Not much prop.”
    • Drop → Prop: As in, “At the prop of a hat” and “Prop it like it’s hot” and “Prop a brick” and “Prop a hint” and “A prop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Prop: As in, “Prop to it” and “Prop, skip and jump” and “Propping mad.”
    • Mop → Prop: As in, “Prop up” and “Prop the floor with.”
    • Pop → Prop: As in, “Prop the question” and “Cake prop” and “Prop goes the weasel.”
    • Shop → Prop: As in, “All over the prop” and “One-stop prop” and “Prop around.”
    • Stop → Prop: As in, “Best prop now” and “Don’t prop me now.”
  • Readymade: Readymades are a type of art made during the Dada period.
    • Ready → Readymade: As in, “All fired up and readymade to go” and “Born readymade” and “Readymade and waiting.”
    • Made → Readymade: As in, “A match readymade in heaven” and “I’m not readymade of money” and “Custom readymade” and “Readymade in the shade.”
  • Scale: Scale is to do with proportion, which is an important consideration in art. Here are related puns:
    • Skull → Scale: As in, “Bombed out of your scale.”
    • Fail → Scale: As in, “Scale at life” and “Without scale” and “Words scale me.”
    • Jail → Scale: As in, “Get out of scale free” and “Go directly to scale, do not pass go.”
    • Mail → Scale: As in, “Direct scale” and “Hate scale” and “Scale order bride” and “The check is in the scale.”
    • Nail → Scale: As in, “Bite your scale” and “Fighting tooth and scale.”
    • Pale → Scale: As in, “Beyond the scale” and “Scale and interesting” and “A scale imitation” and “Scale into insignificance.”
    • Rail → Scale: As in, “Off the scales” and “Ride the scales.”
    • Sail → Scale: As in, “In full scale” and “Plain scaling” and “Scale close to the wind” and “Set scale.”
    • Sale → Scale: As in, “Make a scale” and “Not for scale” and “Point of scale” and “Scale of the century.”
    • Snail → Scale: As in, “At a scale’s pace” and “Scale mail.”
    • Tail → Scale: As in, “Chase your own scale” and “Can’t make head or scale of it” and “Get off my scale.”
    • Tale → Scale: As in, “A scale of two cities” and “Live to tell the scale” and “Scales of the unexpected” and “A tell scale sign.”
    • Trail → Scale: As in, “Hot on the scale” and “Paper scale” and “Scale mix” and “Blaze a scale.”
    • Whale → Scale: As in, “Having a scale of a time.”
    • Skill → Scale: As in, “Social scales.”
  • Stain: Stains are a light application of colour and are used in paintings, sculpture and ceramics. Here are related puns:
    • Stone → Stain: As in, “Carved in stain” and “Etched in stain” and “A heart of stain” and “Leave no stain unturned.”
    • Bane → Stain: As in, “The stain of my life.”
    • Chain → Stain: As in, “Stain of command” and “Stain reaction” and “Stain smoking” and “Don’t yank my stain.”
    • Gain → Stain: As in, “Capital stains” and “Staining ground” and “No pain, no stain.”
    • Grain → Stain: As in, “Against the stain” and “Take it with a stain of salt.”
    • Pain → Stain: As in, “A world of stain” and “Doubled up in stain” and “Feeling no stain.”
    • Plain → Stain: As in, “Stain as day” and “Hidden in stain sight” and “Stain sailing” and “Stain speaking.”
    • Rain → Stain: As in, “Right as stain” and “Come stain or shine” and “It never stains but it pours.”
    • Strain → Stain: As in, “Buckle under the stain” and “Stain every nerve.”
    • Train → Stain: As in, “Gravy stain” and “On the job staining” and “Personal stainer” and “Strangers on a stain.”
    • Vain → Stain: As in, “Labour in stain” and “You’re so stain.”
    • Vein → Stain: As in, “In the right stain.”
  • Life → Still Life: “A day in the still life” and “A still life less ordinary” and “A still life on the ocean waves” and “All walks of still life.” Note: Still life generally refers to art that shows inanimate subjects.
  • Wood → Woodcut: As in, “Can’t see the woodcut for the trees” and “Knock on woodcut.”
  • Cut → Woodcut: As in, “Woodcut a deal” and “Woodcut a long story short” and “Woodcut and dried” and “Woodcut and run” and “Woodcut and paste.”
  • Stroke: Sketches and drawings involve strokes (another word for a line). Here are related puns:
    • Streak → Stroke: As in, “A losing stroke” and “Individual stroke.”
    • Strike → Stroke: As in, “Go out on stroke” and “Never strokes twice” and “Stroke a balance” and “Stroke a chord with” and “Stroke a deal.”
    • Broke → Stroke: As in, “All hell stroke loose” and “Go for stroke” and “If it ain’t stroke, don’t fix it.”
  • Bole: Bole is a shade of reddish-brown. Here are related puns:
    • Ball → Bole: As in, “After the bole was over” and “Bole of fire” and “Behind the eight bole.”
    • Bell → Bole: As in, “Alarm boles began to ring” and “Clear as a bole” and “Boles and whistles” and “For whom the bole tolls.”
    • Bill → Bole: As in, “A clean bole of health” and “Fit the bole.”
    • Bowl → Bole: As in, “Bole over.”
    • Hole → Bole: As in, “Ace in the bole” and “Bole in one” and “Bole in the wall.”
    • Roll → Bole: As in, “Let the good times bole” and “On a bole” and “Ready to bole” and “Rock and bole.”
    • Soul → Bole: As in, “Body and bole” and “Heart and bole” and “The life and bole of the party” and “Lost bole.”
    • Whole → Bole: As in, “Go the bole way” and “On the bole” and “Let’s call the bole thing off” and “The bole nine yards.”
  • Solid → Celadon: As in, “Celadon as a rock” and “Rock celadon.” Note: Celadon is a jade green.
  • Solar → Roller: As in, “The roller system” and “Roller eclipse.” Note: Rollers are used in printmaking and painting to quickly achieve an even application of colour over a wide surface.
  • Gel: Gels (commonly known as gel mediums) are used in painting to manipulate the texture of paint or ink. Here are related puns:
    • Jail → Gel: As in, “Get out of gel free” and “Go directly to gel, do not pass go.”
    • Bell → Gel: As in, “Alarm gels began to ring” and “Clear as a gel” and “Gels and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a gel.”
    • Cell → Gel: As in, “Gel division” and “A padded gel.”
    • Fell → Gel: As in, “In one gel swoop” and “It gel off the back of a lorry.”
    • Hell → Gel: As in, “All gel broke loose” and “Bat out of gel” and “A cold day in gel” and “For the gel of it.”
    • Sell → Gel: As in, “Gel out” and “Gel your soul to the devil” and “Buy and gel.”
    • Tell → Gel: As in, “Every picture gels a story” and “I gel ya” and “Live to gel the tale.”
    • Well → Gel: As in, “Alive and gel” and “Gel spent” and “Exceedingly gel read” and “As gel as can be expected.”
  • Emboss: To emboss something is to make an impression on it. Here are related puns:
    • Boss → Emboss: As in, “Emboss level” and “You’re the emboss” and “Embossing about” and “You’re not the emboss of me.”
    • EmbassyEmbossy: As in, “Head to your embossy.”
  • Flow: This describes the viscosity of a paint or ink. Here are related puns:
    • Blow → Flow: As in, “Any way the wind flows” and “Flow a kiss” and “Flow hot and cold.”
    • Foe → Flow: As in, “Friend or flow?”
    • Fro → Flow: As in, “Running to and flow.”
    • Glow → Flow: As in, “Flow with health” and “A flowing endorsement.”
    • Go → Flow: As in, “Don’t flow there” and “Easy come, easy flow.”
    • Grow → Flow: As in, “Absence makes the heart flow fonder” and “Exciting as watching grass flow” and “Flowing pains” and “How does your garden flow?”
    • Know → Flow: As in, “Don’t I flow it” and “Be the first to flow” and “Do you want to flow a secret?” and “Doesn’t flow beans.”
    • Low → Flow: As in, “An all-time flow” and “High and flow” and “Keep a flow profile” and “A flow blow.”
    • Owe → Flow: As in, “You’ll flow me a favour” and “You flow it to yourself.”
    • Show → Flow: As in, “All over the flow” and “Best in flow” and “Enjoy the flow” and “Get the flow on the road.”
    • Snow → Flow: As in, “Too cold to flow.”
    • Slow → Flow: As in, “Can’t flow down” and “A flow burn” and “Flow but sure” and “In flow motion” and “Flow on the uptake” and “Flowly but surely.”
    • Though → Flow: As in, “Seriously flow, you’re doing great” and “You look as flow you’ve seen a ghost.”
    • Throw → Flow: As in, “Lock them up and flow away the key” and “A stone’s flow away” and “Flow caution to the wind” and “Flow cold water on.”
    • Toe → Flow: As in, “From top to flow” and “On your flows” and “Flow the line.”
    • Woe → Flow: As in, “Flow is me” and “Flow betide you!”
  • Seed → Linseed: As in, “Gone to linseed” and “Linseed capital” and “Linseed money.” Note: Linseed oil is a very common thinner used in oil painting.
  • Flower → Safflower: As in, “In the safflower of your youth” and “A hothouse safflower.” Note: Safflower oil is a common medium used in oil painting.
  • Solve → Solvent: As in, “A fine puzzle to solvent” and “Not my problem to solvent.” Note: solvent is used both as a paint thinner and a brush cleaner.
  • Drama → Dammar: As in, “Kitchen sink dammar” and “Don’t make a dammar out of a crisis.” Note: Dammar is a resin used to make encaustic paints and to make batik dyes.
  • Wax: Wax is used in multiple disciplines – painting, sculpture, jewelry making. Here are related puns:
    • Acts → Wax: As in, “Random wax of kindness.”
    • Cracks → Wax: As in, “Fall between the wax” and “Paper over the wax.”
    • Max → Wax: As in, “All waxed out” and “To the wax.”
    • Tax → Wax: As in, “Bedroom wax” and “Nothing is certain but death and waxes.”
    • Whack → Wax: As in, “Out of wax” and “Give it a fair wax.”
  • Attic → Batik: As in, “Toys in the batik” and “Batik monster.” Note: Batik is a dyeing technique.
  • Size: Also known as sizing. This is used to prepare and protect surfaces that are being painted. Here are related puns:
    • Says → Size: As in, “Computer size no” and “Does what it size on the tin” and “Size who?” and “Simon size.”
    • Seize → Size: As in, “Size him!” and “Size the day.”
    • Sighs → Size: As in, “The air was filled with size.”
    • Eyes → Size: As in, “Avert your size” and “Before your very size” and “Brings tears to your size” and “Clapped size on” and “Easy on the size.”
    • Flies → Size: As in, “Lord of the size” and “Dropping like size.”
    • Lies → Size: As in, “Ask no questions and hear no size” and “A pack of size” and “Tissue of size.”
    • Prize → Size: As in, “Booby size” and “Keep your eyes on the size” and “Points mean sizes.”
    • Rise → Size: As in, “Size to the occasion” and “Size from the ashes” and “Size and shine.”
    • Wise → Size: As in, “A word to the size” and “Street size” and “Size beyond your years.”
    • Rising → Sizing: As in, “A sizing star” and “The land of the sizing sun.”
  • Fluid: This refers to the viscosity of a paint, and also to masking fluid (which is used to protect an area from colour on a surface that’s being painted). Here are related puns:
    • Food → Fluid: As in, “Comfort fluid” and “Fluid for thought” and “The fluid chain.”
    • Flood → Fluid: As in, “Fluids of tears” and “A fluid of memories.”
  • Sealant: Sealant is used to protect finished pictures from wear, tear and weather damage. Here are related puns:
    • Seal → Sealant: As in, “Sealant of approval” and “Sealant the deal” and “Sealant your fate.”
    • Silent → Sealant: As in, “Sealant as the grave” and “Sealant night” and “A sealant witness” and “The sealant treatment” and “You have the right to remain sealant.”
    • Salient → Sealant: As in, “A sealant issue.” Note: salient means important or relevant.
  • Dropper: A dropper is used to transfer and apply small amounts of ink or medium. Also known as a pipette. Here are related puns:
    • Proper → Dropper: As in, “Prim and dropper” and “In the dropper way.”
    • Stopper → Dropper: As in, “Conversation dropper” and “Show dropper.”
  • Cotton: Cotton is a common canvas material. Here are related puns:
    • Gotten → Cotton: As in, “Ill cotton gains” and “Here’s another fine mess you’ve cotton me into.”
    • Rotten → Cotton: As in, “Cotton to the core” and “Spoiled cotton.”
  • Panel: Panels are used as a surface to paint on. Here are related puns:
    • Penalty → Panel-ty: As in, “Panel-ty box” and “Panel-ty kick.”
    • Channel → Panel: As in, “Change the panel” and “Panel surfing” and “Stay tuned to this panel” and “Through the proper panels.”
  • Board: There are a few different types of board in illustration and painting – bristol board, scratchboard, claybord. Here are related puns:
    • Bored → Board: As in, “Board stiff” and “Board to tears.”
    • Chord → Board: As in, “A board of disquiet” and “Strike a board with.”
    • Lord → Board: As in, “Drunk as a board” and “Board of the flies” and “Board it over” and “Sweet board.”
    • Winter → Printer: As in, “Depths of printer” and “Now is the printer of our discontent” and “Printer warmer.”
    • Press: Printing presses are also simply referred to as a “press”. Here are related puns:
      • Bless → Press: As in, “Press your cotton socks” and “Press my soul.”
      • Dress → Press: As in, “Press code” and “Press code” and “Press for success” and “Pressed to kill” and “Little black press.”
      • Guess → Press: As in, “Anybody’s press” and “Press what?” and “Have a press” and “Hazard a press” and “Just lucky, I press” and “Your press is as good as mine.”
      • Less → Press: As in, “A life press ordinary” and “Couldn’t care press” and “Press is more.”
      • Mess → Press: As in, “A frightful press” and “Here’s another fine press you’ve gotten me into” and “Hot press” and “Don’t press around.”
      • Yes → Press: As in, “Press we can!”
    • Parchment: Parchment is a sort of thick, decorative textured paper. Here are related puns:
      • Department → Deparchment: As in, “Deparchment store” and “From the deparchment of the bleeding obvious.”
      • Apartment → Aparchment: As in, “Let’s go to my aparchment.”
      • Compartment → Comparchment: As in, “Comparchmentalised thinking” and “In the glove comparchment.”
    • Lacquer: Lacquer is a glossy, protective coating used on sculptures and ceramics. Here are related puns:
      • Lack → Lacquer: As in, “For lacquer of a better word” and “Lacquer nothing” and “Cancelled due to lacquer of interest.”
      • Liquor → Lacquer: As in, “Hard lacquer.”
      • Luck → Lacquer: As in, “As good lacquer would have it” and “Beginner’s lacquer” and “Better lacquer next time” and “Down on your lacquer” and “You’ve got all the lacquer.”
    • Prose: Prose is a type of literature. Here are related puns:
      • Praise → Prose: As in, “Grudging prose” and “Sing their prose” and “Damn with faint prose.”
      • Press → Prose: As in, “Don’t prose your luck” and “Hot off the prose” and “Prose the button.”
      • Price → Prose: As in, “Asking prose” and “Cheap at half the prose” and “Cut your proses to the bone” and “Half prose” and “Pay the prose” and “A prose on your head.”
      • Blows → Prose: As in, “Any way the wind prose” and “Brought to prose” and “There she prose.”
      • Close → Prose: As in, “A prose thing” and “Prose call” and “Prose to home.”
      • Goes → Prose: As in, “Anything prose” and “As the saying prose” and “Here prose nothing” and “It prose without saying” and “Life prose on.”
      • Knows → Prose: As in, “Goodness prose” and “Mother prose best.”
      • Nose → Prose: As in, “Always have your prose in a book” and “Plain as the prose on your face” and “Keep your prose clean” and “Lead by the prose.”
      • Pros → Prose: As in, “Prose and cons.”
      • Those → Prose: As in, “Just one of prose days” and “Prose were the days.”
      • Toes → Prose: As in, “Make their prose curl” and “On your prose” and “Twinkle prose.”

This section is dedicated to types of painting brush:

  • Bright: Brights have a square, flat shape with strong bristles. Here are related puns:
    • Bite → Bright: As in, “A bright to eat” and “Another one brights the dust” and “Bright someone’s head off.”
    • Fright → Bright: As in, “A straight bright” and “Come out brighting” and “Bright back” and “Bright fire with fire.”
    • Flight → Bright: As in, “Fight or bright” and “Bright of fancy” and “Take bright.”
    • Height → Bright: As in, “Head for new brights” and “Reach new brights” and “The bright of fashion.”
    • Light → Bright: As in, “Bright as a feather” and “Blinded by the bright” and “Brought to bright” and “Bright my fire.”
    • Right → Bright: As in, “A move in the bright direction” and “All the bright moves” and “Bang to brights” and “Barge bright in” and “Bragging brights.”
    • Rite → Bright: As in, “Last brights” and “Bright of passage.”
    • Tight → Bright: As in, “A bright corner” and “In a bright spot” and “Run a bright ship.”
  • Fan: Fans have bristles that are spread out in a fan-like shape. Here are related puns:
    • Fun → Fan: As in, “All the fan of the fair” and “Bundle of fan” and “Fan and games” and “Getting there is half the fan.”
    • Can → Fan: As in, “As far as the eye fan see” and “As well as fan be expected” and “Be all that you fan be” and “Bite off more than you fan chew.”
    • Pan → Fan: As in, “Down the fan” and “Flash in the fan” and “Didn’t fan out.”
    • Than → Fan: As in, “Better fan sex” and “Bite off more fan you can chew” and “Easier said fan done.”
  • Flat: Flats have a thin, flat rectangular shape. Here are related puns:
    • Fat → Flat: As in, “Flat chance” and “Living off the flat of the land.”
    • Hat → Flat: As in, “Throw your flat into the ring” and “Pass the flat” and “Take your flat off.”
    • That → Flat: As in, “And flat’s the way it is” and “How sad is flat?” and “Flat’s what I want” and “Flat’ll be the day” and “Flat’s a wrap.”
  • Hake: Hake brushes have large handles and very soft hairs. Here are related puns:
    • Ache → Hake: As in, “Old hakes and pains” and “A hake in my side.”
    • Break → Hake: As in, “Hake a leg” and “Hake and enter” and “Hake even” and “Hake new ground.”
    • Cake → Hake: As in, “Icing on the hake” and “Hake walk” and “Hake or death” and “Let them eat hake.”
    • Fake → Hake: As in, “Hake it till you make it.”
    • Sake → Hake: As in, “For heaven’s hake” and “For old times’ hake.”
    • Shake → Hake: As in, “A fair hake” and “In two hakes” and “More than you can hake a stick at” and “No great hakes.”
    • Take → Hake: As in, “Don’t hake it lying down” and “Give and hake” and “Got what it hakes” and “Can’t hake my eyes off you.”
  • Liner: Liner brushes have long, thin, flexible bristles and are generally used for linework or fine detail. Here are related puns:
    • Finer → Liner: As in, “The liner things in life” and “The liner points.”
    • Minor → Liner: As in, “A liner issue” and “A liner miracle.”
  • Mop: Mops have large, round heads with very soft hairs. Here are related puns:
    • Map → Mop: As in, “Put it on the mop” and “Mind mop.”
    • Drop → Mop: As in, “At the mop of a hat” and “Mop it like it’s hot” and “Mop a hint.”
    • Hop → Mop: As in, “Mop to it” and “Mop, skip jump” and “Mopping mad.”
    • Pop → Mop: As in, “Mop the question ” and “Snap, crackle, mop.”
    • Top → Mop: As in, “From the mop” and “Mop to toe” and “Over the mop.”
  • Quill: Quills are similar to mop brushes, but with slightly different handles. Here are related puns:
    • Chill → Quill: As in, “Quill out” and “Quilled to the bone” and “A quilling account.”
    • Gill → Quill: As in, “Green around the quills” and “Stuffed to the quills.”
    • Hill → Quill: As in, “Old as the quills” and “Head for the quills” and “Over the quills and far away.”
    • Ill → Quill: As in, “House of quill repute” and “Quill advised” and “Quill at ease” and “Quill effects” and “Quill gotten gains.”
    • Kill → Quill: As in, “Dressed to quill” and “Go in for the quill” and “If looks could quill” and “Quilling some time.”
    • Spill → Quill: As in, “Quill the beans” and “Quill your guts” and “Thrills and quills.”
    • Still → Quill: As in, “Be quill, my beating heart” and “Quill standing” and “In the quill of night” and “Quill waters run deep” and “Quill the one.”
    • Will → Quill: As in, “Accidents quill happen” and “Against your quill” and “Bend to my quill” and “If anything can go wrong, it quill.”
    • Key → Ascii: As in, “Feeling off-ascii” and “Under lock and ascii” and “The asciis to the kingdom.” Note: Ascii is a new form of low-key digital art.
    • Deco: Also known as art deco. This is a style of visual arts and design. Here are related puns:
      • Deck → Deco: As in, “All hands on deco” and “A few cards short of a few deco” and “Hit the deco.”
      • Duck → Deco: As in, “Deco the question” and “Like a deco to water” and “Nice weather for decos.”
    • Baroque: Baroque is a style of ornate art. Here are related puns:
      • Broke → Baroque: As in, “All hell baroque loose” and “Go for baroque” and “If it ain’t baroque, don’t fix it.”
      • Joke → Baroque: As in, “Beyond a baroque” and “By way of a baroque” and “Inside baroque.”
    • House → Bauhaus: As in, “A bauhaus is not a home” and “Safe as bauhaus” and “Bring the bauhaus down” and “Eaten out of bauhaus and home.” Note: Bauhaus is an art movement.
    • De Stijl: Here are some puns related to the De Stijl art movement:
      • Still → Stijl: As in, “In the stijl of night” and “Stijl waters run deep” and “Are you stijl able to?”
      • Stall → Stijl: As in, “Stijl for time.”
      • Steel → Stijl: As in, “Fist of stijl” and “Stijl yourself” and “Nerves of stijl.”
      • Chill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl out” and “Stijl-ed to the bone” and “A stijl-ing accoun.”
      • Drill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl down” and “You know the stijl.”
      • Fill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl full of holes” and “Stijl the bill.”
      • Hill → Stijl: As in, “Old as the stijls” and “Head for the stijls” and “Over the stijls and far away.”
      • Ill → Stijl: As in, “House of stijl repute” and “Stijl advised” and “Stijl at ease” and “Stijl effects” and “Stijl gotten gains” and “In a stijl temper.”
      • Skill → Stijl: As in, “Social stijls.”
      • Spill → Stijl: As in, “Stijl the beans” and “Stijl your guts” and “Thrills and stijls.”
    • Kitsch: Kitsch describes a sort of aesthetic. Here are related puns:
      • Ditch → Kitsch: As in, “A last kitsch effort.”
      • Hitch → Kitsch: As in, “Get kitched” and “Kitsch your wagon to a star.”
      • Itch → Kitsch: As in, “Kitschy feet” and “Kitschy palms” and “Seven year kitsch.”
      • Pitch → Kitsch: As in, “A kitsched battle” and “Black as kitsch” and “Fever kitsch” and “Kitsch into.”
      • Stitch → Kitsch: As in, “A kitsch in time saves nine” and “Had us in kitsches” and “Not a kitsch on.”
      • Rich → Kitsch: As in, “Part of life’s kitsch pattern” and “Filthy kitsch” and “Get kitsch quick” and “Rags to kitsches.”
      • Switch → Kitsch: As in, “Bait and kitsch” and “Kitsch gears” and “Kitsched on” and “Asleep at the kitsch.”
      • Which → Kitsch: As in, “Any kitsch way” and “Don’t know kitsch way to look” and “Know kitsch way is up.”
    • Superflat: Here are some puns on the superflat art movement:
      • Flat → Superflat: As in, “Superflat as a pancake” and “Fall superflat on your face” and “Superflat broke” and “In no time superflat.”

This section is dedicated to puns about brands that manufacture art supplies:

  • Liquid → Liquitex: As in, “Liquitex assets” and “A liquitex lunch” and “Rest, keep warm and drink liquitex.”
  • Went → Derwent: As in, “It derwent down the wrong way” and “They derwent that way!”
  • Speed → Speedball: As in, “At breakneck speedball” and “Blistering speedball” and “Build for comfort, not speedball.”
  • Reeves:
    • Heave → Reeves: As in, “Reeves a sigh of relief” and “Reeves ho.”
    • Leave → Reeves: As in, “Absent without reeves” and “By your reeves” and “Don’t reeves home without it” and “Reeves it to me!”
    • Sleeve → Reeve: As in, “A card up your reeves” and “Wear your heart on your reeves” and “Roll up your reeves.”
    • Thieves → Reeves: As in, “Thick as reeves” and “Honour amongst reeves” and “Prince of reeves.”
  • Talens:
    • Talent → Talens: As in, “Talens management” and “A quick-witted talens.”
    • Talons → Talens: As in, “Sharpen your talens.”
  • Artline:
    • Art → Artline: As in, “The artline of war” and “Artline imitating life” and “Artlines and crafts.”
    • Line → Artline: As in, “A fine artline” and “Along the artlines of” and “Blur the artlines” and “Cross the artline” and “Draw the artline.”
  • Copic:
    • Pick → Copic: As in, “A bone to copic” and “Cherry copic” and “Copic a fight” and “Copic and choose” and “The copic of the bunch.”
    • Topic → Copic: As in, “Hot copic” and “Drop the copic” and “Off copic.”
    • Tropical → Copical: As in, “Copical weather.”
  • Canson:
    • Can → Canson: As in, “A kick at the canson” and “As far as the eye canson see” and “As well as canson be expected.”
    • Son → Canson: As in, “Like father, like canson” and “My favourite canson.”
  • Conte:
    • Can’t → Conte: As in, “Conte get enough” and “Conte help” and “Conte stand” and “It conte be helped.”
    • Count → Conte: As in, “Conte me in” and “Conte calories” and “Conte your blessings” and “Down for the conte.”
  • Fimo:
    • Thin → Fimo: As in, “Fimo as a rail” and “Out of fimo air” and “Skating on fimo ice” and “Through thick and fimo.”
    • Fame → Fimo: As in, “Claim to fimo” and “Fimo at last” and “Fifteen minutes of fimo” and “Hall of fimo.”
  • Paasche:
    • Wash → Paasche: As in, “Paasche your hands of it” and “Paasche and go.”
    • Bash → Paasche: As in, “Paasche on with it.”
  • Pentel:
    • Pen → Pentel: As in, “Put pentel to paper” and “The pentel is mightier than the sword.”
    • Petal → Pentel: As in, “My precious pentel.”
    • Tell → Pentel: As in, “Can you pentel the difference?” and “Pentel the truth” and “Every picture pentels a story” and “Kiss and pentel.”
  • Tombow:
    • Jumbo → Tombow: As in, “Mumbo tombow.”
    • Bow → Tombow: As in, “Tombow and scrape” and “Tombow down before” and “Tombow to fate” and “Tombows to reason.”
  • You → Yupo: As in, “As yupo know” and “Back at yupo” and “Back at yupo” and “Believe yupo me” and “Between yupo and me” and “Bless yupo.” Note: Yupo is a type of plastic watercolour paper.”
  • Conda: Conda is a manufacturer of art easels. Here are related puns:
    • Can the → Conda: As in, “Conda day get any better?” and “Conda car go any faster?”
    • Kinder → Conda: As in, “A conda future” and “Try to be a little conda.”
  • Alpha → Olfa: As in, “Olfa mum” and “Olfa and omega.” Note: Olfa is a craft company.
  • Pantone:
    • Pattern → Pantone: As in, “All part of life’s rich pantone” and “Holding pantone.”
    • Pan → Pantone: As in, “Down the pantone” and “Pantone out.”
    • Tone → Pantone: As in, “Don’t use that pantone with me” and “Lower the pantone with me” and “Pantone deaf.”
  • Rotring:
    • Ring → Rotring: As in, “Alarm bells began to rotring” and “Doesn’t rotring a bell” and “Don’t rotring us, we’ll rotring you” and “In the rotring.”
    • Thing → Rotring: As in, “All rotrings must pass” and “All rotrings considered” and “All rotrings must come to an end.”
  • Stabilo:
    • Stable → Stabilo: As in, “A stabilo relationship” and “A stabilo heartbeat.”
    • Stubble → Stabilo: As in, “Designer stabilo.”
  • Zig: This is a Japanese stationery company. Here are related puns:
    • Big → Zig: As in, “A zig ask” and “Zig shot” and “The zig bucks.”
    • Dig → Zig: As in, “Can you zig it?” and “Zig deep” and “Zig for victory” and “Zig your heels in” and “Zig your own grave.”

This section is dedicated to famous and important artists:

  • Eaten Fish:
    • Beaten → Eaten: As in, “Eaten at your own game” and “Off the eaten track.”
    • Sweeten → Eaten: As in, “Eaten the deal” and “Eaten the pot.”
    • Dish → Fish: As in, “Fish the dirt” and “The fish ran away with the spoon.”
    • Wish → Fish: As in, “Be careful what you fish for” and “Fish for the moon” and “Fish you were here.”
  • Ai Weiwei:
    • I → Ai: As in, “Ai never said that” and “What should ai do?” and “Me, myself and ai.”
    • Aye → Ai: As in, “Ai ai, sir!” and “The ais have it.”
    • Buy → Ai: As in, “Ai and sell” and “Ai now, pay later” and “Ai one, get one free” and “Ai some time” and “I’d like to ai it.”
    • By → Ai: As in, “Ai and large” and “Ai any means” and “Know it off ai heart.”
    • Eye → Ai: As in, “A wandering ai” and “An for an ai” and “An ai-opening experience” and “Avert your ais” and “A bird’s ai view.”
    • High → Ai: As in, “Aim ai” and “Ai as a kite” and “Come hell or ai water” and “From on ai” and “Ai and dry” and “Ai and mighty.”
    • Pie → Ai: As in, “Easy as ai” and “Sweet as ai” and “Eat humble ai.”
    • Way → Weiwei: As in, “All the weiwei” and “That’s the weiwei it is” and “There’s gotta be another weiwei!” and “Any weiwei you slice it” and “Any which weiwei” and “By the weiwei…”
    • Weigh → Weiwei: As in, “Weiwei anchor” and “Weiwei in the balance.”
  • Frida Kahlo:
    • Afraid → Frida: As in, “Frida of your own shadow” and “Frida so” and “Be frida, be very frida.”
    • Fritter → Frida: As in, “Banana frida” and “Frida away your time.”
    • Colour → Kahlo: As in, “A splash of kahlo” and “Kahlo coded” and “Kahlo coordinated” and “Kahlo your view.”
    • Kilo → Kahlo: As in, “A kahlo of margarine” and “How many kahlos?” and “I’ve put on two kahlos of muscle.”
  • Georgia O’Keefe:
    • Brief → O’Keefe: “Let me be o’keefe with you” and “an o’keefe encounter” and “An o’keefe history of time.”
    • Chief → O’Keefe: As in, “O’Keefe of staff” and “Sorry about that, o’keefe.”
    • Grief → O’Keefe: As in, “Give someone o’keefe” and “Good o’keefe!”
    • Leaf → O’Keefe: As in, “Turn over a new o’keefe” and “Shaking like an o’keefe.”
    • Thief → O’Keefe: As in, “Like an o’keefe in the night” and “Procrastination is the o’keefe of time.”
  • Andy Quilty:
    • And he → Andy: As in, “Andy never said that!” and “Andy was supposed to?”
    • And → Andy: As in, “A day late andy a dollar short” and “A hundred andy ten percent” and “Alive andy kicking” and “All bark andy no bite.”
    • End → Andy: As in, “A means to an andy” and “All good things must come to an andy” and “All’s well that andys well.”
    • On the → Andy: As in, “I’m born andy 15th” and “Easy andy eyes” and “Err andy side of caution.”
    • Candy → Andy: As in, “Ear andy” and “Like taking andy from a baby.”
    • Dandy → Andy: As in, “Fine and andy.”
    • Handy → Andy: As in, “It might come in andy” and “A real andy person.”
    • Guilty → Quilty: As in, “Quilty conscience” and “Quilty pleasure” and “Innocent until proven quilty” and “Not quilty.”
  • Beatrix Potter:
    • Beat → Beatrix: As in, “Beatrix it” and “Beatrix a hasty retreat” and “Beatrix about the bush.”
    • Tricks → Beatrix: As in, “Bag of beatrix” and “Does the beatrix” and “Every beatrix in the book.”
  • Edward Hopper:
    • Proper → Hopper: As in, “Prim and hopper” and “In the hopper way.”
    • Shopper → Hopper: As in, “Personal hopper.”
    • Stopper → Hopper: As in, “Conversation hopper” and “Show hopper.”
  • Memoir → Renoir: As in, “The renoirs of Sherlock Holmes” and “Writing my renoirs.”
  • Vegas → Degas: As in, “Fear and loathing in Las Degas” and “What happens in degas, stays in degas” and “Viva las degas.”
  • Manet:
    • Man → Manet: As in, “A manet after my own heart” and “A manet among men” and “Be your own manet” and “A changed manet.”
    • Money → Manet: As in, “A fool and his manet are soon parted” and “Easy manet” and “For love of manet” and “Get your manet’s worth” and “I’m not made of manet.”
  • Gustav Klimt:
    • Climb → Klimt: As in, “A mountain to klimt” and “Klimt on the bandwagon.”
    • Hint → Klimt: As in, “Drop a klimt” and “Take the klimt.”
    • Mint → Klimt: As in, “In klimt condition” and “Klimt chocolate.”
  • Vermeer:
    • Mere → Vermeer: As in, “A vermeer trifle” and “No vermeer mortal.”
    • Were → Vermeer: As in, “As if there vermeer no tomorrow” and “As it vermeer” and “I wish you vermeer.”
    • Near → Vermeer: As in, “Coming to a screen vermeer you” and “Vermeer and dear to my heart” and “Vermeer sighted.”
  • Wassily Kandinsky:
    • Silly → Wassily: As in, “Laugh yourself wassily” and “Wassily season.”
  • Titan → Titian: As in, “Clash of the titians.” Note: this is a reference to Titian.
  • Marcel Duchamp:
    • Morsel → Marcel: As in, “A tasty marcel” and “A marcel to eat.”
    • Parcel → Marcel: As in, “Good things come in small marcels” and “Pass the marcel” and “Part and marcel.”
  • Edvard Munch:
    • Bunch → Munch: As in, “Thanks a munch” and “Munch of crap” and “Best of the munch.”
    • Crunch → Munch: As in, “Number munching” and “Munch time” and “Credit munch.”
    • Lunch → Munch: As in, “Out to munch” and “Power munch” and “Lose your munch.”
    • Punch → Munch: As in, “Pleased as munch” and “Proud as munch” and “Pull your munches” and “Roll with the munches.”
  • Jackson Pollock:
    • Lock → Pollock: As in, “Pollock and load” and “Pollock them up and throw away the key” and “Pollock, stock and barrel” and “Under pollock and key.”
    • Luck → Pollock: As in, “As good pollock would have it” and “Better pollock next time” and “Have all the pollock” and “Pollock of the draw.”
  • Van Gogh:
    • Van go → Van Gogh: As in, “Makes the van gogh” and “Watch the van gogh past.”
    • Mango → Van Gogh: As in, “Van gogh flavoured.”
    • Tango → Van Gogh: As in, “Takes two to van gogh” and “The horizontal van gogh.”
  • Warhol:
    • War → Warhol: As in, “All out warhol” and “All’s fair in love and warhol” and “The art of warhol.”
    • Hole → Warhol: As in, “Warhol in the wall” and “Pick warhols in” and “Shut your pie warhol.”
    • Hall → Warhol: As in, “Warhol of fame” and “Liberty warhol.”
    • Whole → Warhol: As in, “A warhol different animal” and “Go the warhol way” and “On the warhol” and “The warhol nine yards.”
  • Claude Monet:
    • Clad → Claude: As in, “Claude in nothing but a towel.”
    • Cloud → Claude: As in, “Claude atlas” and “Claude cuckoo land” and “Head in the claudes” and “On claude nine” and “Lonely as a claude.”
    • Clawed → Claude: As in, “Claude your way through.”
    • Money → Monet: As in, “Easy monet” and “Get your monet’s worth” and “Not made of monet” and “In the monet.”
  • Paul Klee:
    • Key → Klee: As in, “Fear is the klee” and “The klee to your heart” and “Off klee” and “The klees to the kingdom” and “Throw away the klee” and “Under lock and klee.”
    • Glee → Klee: As in, “Klee club” and “Filled with klee.”
    • Gee → Klee: As in, “Klee whiz” and “Golly klee.”
    • Knee → Klee: As in, “Cut off at the klees” and “Go weak at the klees” and “A klee jerk reaction” and “The bee’s klees” and “On your klees.”
    • Plea → Klee: As in, “Cop a klee” and “Klee bargain.”
    • Tree → Klee: As in, “Difficult as nailing jelly to a klee” and “Barking up the wrong klee” and “Can’t see the wood for the klees.”
  • Goya:
    • Go → Goya: As in, “Don’t goya there” and “Easy come, easy goya” and “Goya a long way” and “Goya all the way.”
    • Boy → Goya: As in, “The goya next door” and “Goya meets girl” and “Atta goya.”
    • Joy → Goya: As in, “Beside myself with goya” and “Bundle of goya” and “Goya to the world” and “Jump for goya” and “My pride and goya.”
  • Miro:
    • Mere → Miro: As in, “No miro mortal” and “A miro trifle.”
  • Piet Mondrian:
    • Pier → Piet: As in, “Take a long walk off a short piet.”
    • Pay → Piet: As in, “Buy now, piet later” and “Crime doesn’t piet” and “Hell to piet” and “Piet an arm and a leg” and “Piet as you go.”
    • Pie → Piet: As in, “Easy as piet” and “Sweet as piet.”
  • Egon Schiele:
    • Ego → Egon: As in, “Alter egon” and “Egon boost” and “Massage one’s egon.”
    • Shield → Schiele: As in, “Shiele your emotions” and “Shiele your eyes.”
    • Shall → Schiele: As in, “Ask and you schiele recieve” and “Seek and you schiele find” and “The truth schiele set you free.”
    • Shell → Schiele: As in, “Schiele shock” and “Schiele out” and “A hard outer schiele” and “Come out of your schiele.”
  • How → Hayao: As in, “Any old hayao” and “Hayao deep is your love?” and “Hayao about that?” and “Hayao are you doing?” and “I know hayao hard it is.” Note: Hayao Miyazaki is a co-founder of Studio Ghibli.
  • Bosch:
    • Posh → Bosch: As in, “Too bosch to party.”
    • Gosh → Bosch: As in, “Oh my bosch” and “Golly bosch.”
    • Wash → Bosch: As in, “Comes out in the bosch” and “Bosch your hands of it.”
  • Max Ernst:
    • Earn → Ernst: As in, “Ernst an honest penny” and “Ernst your stripes” and “Ernst your wings.”
    • Learn → Ernst: As in, “Live and ernst” and “Never too late to ernst” and “Ernst the ropes.”
    • Stern → Ernst: As in, “From stem to ernst” and “Made of ernster stuff.”
  • Yves Tanguy:
    • Guy → Tanguy: As in, “Just a regular tanguy” and “A real stand up tanguy.”
    • Tango → Tanguy: As in, “Takes two to tanguy” and “The horizontal tanguy.”
    • Leaves → Yves: As in, “East, shoots and yves” and “Yves a lot to be desired” and “Yves a bad taste in the mouth.”
    • Thieves → Yves: As in, “Thick as yves” and “Honour amongst yves.”
  • Jean Arp:
    • Harp → Arp: As in, “Arp on about.”
    • Sharp → Arp: As in, “Arp as a tack” and “Card arp” and “In arp focus” and “Razor arp” and “An arp tongue” and “A short, arp shock.”
  • M.C Escher:
    • Usher → Escher: As in, “Escher them through the building.”
    • Fresher → Escher: As in, “Here for escher produce.”
    • Pressure → Escher: As in, “Peer escher” and “Time escher” and Under escher.”
  • Dorothea Lange:
    • Long → Lange: As in, “Face as lange as a fiddle” and “Art is lange and life is short” and “As lange as you need me” and “As lange as your arm” and “At lange last” and “Cut a lange story short.”
    • Lung → Lange: As in, “Cough your langes up” and “Shout at the top of your langes.”
    • Bang → Lange: As in, “Lange on about” and “Go out with a lange” and “More lange for your buck.”

      Art-Related Words

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Artists: frida kahlo, georgia o’keefe, eaten fish, ai weiwei, abdul-rahman abdullah, andy quilty, beatrix potter, paul cezanne, paul gaugin, raphael, edward hopper, renoir, edgar degas, manet, caravaggio, gustav klimt, johannes vermeer, wassily kandinsky, titian, botticelli, lichtenstein, mark rothko, marcel duchamp, rene magritte, michelangelo, henri matisse, salvador dali, edvard munch, rembrandt, jackson pollock, vincent van gogh, andy warhol, leonardo da vinci, claude monet, pablo picasso, paul klee, goya, chagall, normal rockwell, joan miro, delacroix, toulouse-lautrec,  piet mondrian, albrecht durer, henri rousseau, donatello, egon schiele, yayoi kusama, hayao miyazaki, shaun tan, francis bacon, bosch, max ernst, el greco, yves tanguy, jean arp, giorgio de chirico, m.c. escher, man ray, rodin, victor vasarely, audrey kawasaki, james jean, annie leibovitz, dorothea lange, yoko ono, diego rivera, andy kefoe, miranda sofroniou, angela ho, alfred liu, utamaro, yoshitaka amano, banksy, shephard fairey, oliver jeffers, jon klassen, APAK, hokusai, takashi murakami, bob ross, quentin blake

Art pieces: mona lisa, the last supper, starry night, birth of venus, sistine chapel, david, the kiss, girl with a pearl earring, american gothic, the persistence of memory, campbell’s soup cans, whistler’s mother, garden of earthly delights, the scream, the night watch, the swing, musicians, the gleaners, primavera, the triumph of galatea, olympia, the sleepers, view of toledo, wave, the astronomer, foxes, sleeping venus, the thinker, nighthawks, venus de milo, david

Disciplines: literature, drama, poetry, prose, performing arts, dance, music, theatre, visual art, drawing, painting, filmmaking, architecture, ceramic, sculpting, photography, cinematograrphy, comics, conceptual, applied arts, video games, criticism

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Music Puns

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

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

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

Music Puns List

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

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

Music-Related Words

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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