homophone definition

  • noun:
    • 1 of 2 or even more terms, eg night and knight, which can be pronounced similar but vary in meaning, origin, and often spelling.
    • A letter or group of letters that are pronounced exactly like another letter or number of letters.
    • A letter or personality which conveys a like sound with another.
    • A word having the exact same noise as another, but varying from this in meaning and usually in spelling
    • A letter or personality expressing a like sound with another.
    • A word having the same noise as another, but varying in meaning and usually in derivation, and sometimes in spelling; a homonym.
    • identical to homophony.
    • two terms are homophones if they're pronounced exactly the same way but vary in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

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