homophone

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noun ho·mo·phone \ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn, ˈhō-\

Definition of homophone

  1. 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. 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 and Etymology of homophone

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1843

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HOMOPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

homophone

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noun ho·mo·phone \ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn, ˈhō-\

Definition of homophone for English Language Learners

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


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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