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homophone

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noun ho·mo·phone \ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn, ˈhō-\

Simple Definition of homophone

  • : a word that is pronounced like another word but is different in meaning, origin, or spelling

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of homophone

  1. 1 :  one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling (as the words to, too, and two)

  2. 2 :  a character or group of characters pronounced the same as another character or group

homophonous play \hō-ˈmä-fə-nəs\ adjective

Examples of homophone in a sentence

  1. To, too, and two are homophones.



Origin of homophone

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1843

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HOMOPHONE Defined for Kids

homophone

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noun ho·mo·phone \ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn, ˈhō-mə-\

Definition of homophone for Students

  1. :  one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or origin or spelling <The words “to,” “too,” and “two” are homophones.>




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