homophone

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From homo- +‎ -phone.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

homophone (plural homophones)

  1. A word which is pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling or meaning or origin, for example: carat, caret, carrot, and karat.[1][2]
  2. A letter or group of letters which are pronounced the same as another letter or group of letters.

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Usage notes[edit]

A homophone is a type of homonym in the loose sense of that term (a word which sounds or is spelled the same as another). (The strict sense of homonym is a word that both sounds and is spelled the same as another word.) A homograph is a word with the same spelling as another but a completely unrelated meaning. Homographs are not necessarily homophones.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homophone
  2. ^ http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/homophone?view=uk

See also[edit]

An Euler diagram showing the relationship between these -nyms.
Different Meanings
nym Sound Spelling Category
homonym same same
heteronym different same (cat)
homograph not specified same
homophone same different (cat)
heterophone different different
synonym different different

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

homophone (masculine and feminine, plural homophones)

  1. homophonous

Noun[edit]

homophone m (plural homophones)

  1. homophone

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