homophone

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

Definition of homophone 

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

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

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Other Words from homophone

homophonous \hō-ˈmä-fə-nəs \ adjective

Examples of homophone in a Sentence

“To,” “too,” and “two” are homophones.

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Plus, there is the idea that race horses are sometimes sold for meat and this homophone is a little too sensitive a topic to be amusing. John Cherwa, latimes.com, "Racing! Magnum Moon wins Rebel Stakes as Solomini finishes second," 18 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of homophone

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homophone

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homophone

noun

English Language Learners Definition of homophone

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

homophone

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

Kids Definition of homophone

: 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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