homonymy

noun

hom·​on·​y·​my hō-ˈmä-nə-mē How to pronounce homonymy (audio)
: the quality or state of being homonymous

Word History

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homonymy was in 1597

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“Homonymy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homonymy. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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