Simple Definition of homograph
: a word that is spelled like another word but that is different in origin, meaning, or pronunciation
Full Definition of homograph
: one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or derivation or pronunciation (as the bow of a ship, a bow and arrow)
homographicplay \ˌhä-mə-ˈgra-fik, ˌhō-\ adjective
Examples of homograph in a sentence
The words “bow” for a part of a ship and “bow” for a weapon that shoots arrows are homographs.
First Known Use of homograph
Rhymes with homograph
allograph, autograph, barograph, bathyscaphe, cenotaph, chronograph, circle graph, cryptograph, epigraph, epitaph, half-and-half, hectograph, holograph, hygrograph, kymograph, lithograph, logograph, micrograph, monograph, pantograph, paragraph, phonograph, photograph, pictograph, polygraph, quarterstaff, seismograph, serigraph, shadowgraph, shandygaff, spectrograph, sphygmograph, telegraph, thermograph, typograph
HOMOGRAPH Defined for Kids
Definition of homograph for Students
: one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or origin or pronunciation <The noun “conduct” and the verb “conduct” are homographs.>
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