homophone

noun ho·mo·phone \ ˈhä-mə-ˌfōn , ˈhō- \
Updated on: 31 Mar 2018
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

homophonous

play \hō-ˈmä-fə-nəs\ adjective

Examples of homophone in a Sentence

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

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HOMOPHONE Defined for English Language Learners

homophone

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


HOMOPHONE Defined for Kids

homophone

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