homophonic

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

Definition of homophonic

2 : of or relating to homophones

Other Words from homophonic

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

First Known Use of homophonic

circa 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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The first known use of homophonic was circa 1879

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“Homophonic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophonic. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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