noun het·ero·nym \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌnim\

Definition of HETERONYM

:  one of two or more homographs (as a bass voice and bass, a fish) that differ in pronunciation and meaning

First Known Use of HETERONYM

circa 1889

Rhymes with HETERONYM


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yaw Hear it
to move off course or to alternate
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