Definition of homophone in English:

homophone

Line breaks: homo|phone
Pronunciation: /ˈhɒməfəʊn
 
, ˈhəʊm-/

noun

  • 1Each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling (e.g. new and knew).
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    • But there are huge numbers of homophones that are also homographs: pen ‘writing implement’, pen ‘enclosure for animals’, and pen ‘penitentiary’, to choose a textbook example.
    • Over time, the computer program learned to produce the correct meanings and pronunciations for almost all the words, including homophones such as ‘plane’ and ‘plain.’
    • In my own pronunciation, for example, latter and ladder are homophones, unless I'm trying hard to convey the distinction.
  • 1.1Each of a set of symbols denoting the same sound or group of sounds.

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