ho·​mo·​pho·​nic | \ ˌhä-mə-ˈfä-nik How to pronounce homophonic (audio) , ˌhō-, -ˈfō- \

Definition of homophonic

1 : chordal
2 : of or relating to homophones

Other Words from homophonic

homophony \ hō-​ˈmä-​fə-​nē How to pronounce homophonic (audio) \ noun

Examples of homophonic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Notoriously homophonic rapper DaBaby has canceled all 20 dates on his U.S. winter tour, including his Jan. 29 San Diego performance at the all-ages Soma, according to a representative for Live Nation, the show’s promoter. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Jan. 2022 It’s all mostly homophonic, with every singer on the same page, but yet an individual amassing into a whole. Los Angeles Times, 24 Nov. 2021 Stravinsky’s, in Slavonic, is in the sturdy homophonic style typical of Russian choral music. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of homophonic

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homophonic

Greek homophōnos being in unison, from hom- + phōnē sound — more at ban entry 1

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“Homophonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophonic. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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