Definition of homophone
1 grammar : one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling (as the words to, too, and two)
2 : a character or group of characters pronounced the same as another character or group
homophonousplay \hō-ˈmä-fə-nəs\ adjective
Examples of homophone in a sentence
“To,” “too,” and “two” are homophones.
Origin and Etymology of homophone
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1843
HOMOPHONE Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of homophone for Students
: 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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