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heteronym

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noun het·ero·nym \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌnim\

Definition of heteronym

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



Circa 1889

First Known Use of heteronym

circa 1889

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