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Meaning of HOMOPHONE

Pronunciation:  'hâmu`fown

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
 

HOMOPHONE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: homonym

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hom"o*phone\, n. [Cf. F. homophone. See
{Homophonous}.]
1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with
   another. --Gliddon.

2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing
   from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and
   awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.

 

 

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