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hom·o·phone

 (hŏm′ə-fōn′, hō′mə-)
n.
One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.

ho·moph′o·nous (hō-mŏf′ə-nəs) adj.

homophone

(ˈhɒməˌfəʊn)
n
1. (Linguistics) one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example bear and bare
2. (Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another: 'ph' is a homophone of 'f' in English.

hom•o•phone

(ˈhɒm əˌfoʊn, ˈhoʊ mə-)

n.
1. a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.
2. a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a homophone of x in English.
[1615–25; back formation from homophonous]
syn: See homonym.

homophone

A word with the same sound as another word but with a different meaning and spelling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homophone - two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
homonym - two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings
Translations
homofonum
homofonistozvučnica
同音異義語
homofoon
homofon

homophone

[ˈhɒməfəʊn] Nhomófono m

homophone

[ˈhɒməfəʊn] nhomophone m

homophone

nHomofon nt
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One helpful feature is Dragon's ability to choose the right homophone based on the context.