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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
References in periodicals archive ?
This is because its homophone is the Chinese word for death.
Destroyed" probably resulted from a confusion of "[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]" with its homophone "IS.
Items included a derivational suffix (/able/ in innumerable), a homophone (torque), an assimilated prefix (/nn/ in innumerable), and three root words (/arch/ in monarchy; /psych/ in psychology; and /equi/ in equilibrium).
Le mot "Cao", est homophone d'un autre qui veut dire "fuck".
The phrase "He Xie," however, is also a homophone for "harmonious" and refers to the Communist party's slogan regarding the "realization of a harmonious society.
The number 4 when pronounced in Mandarin is a homophone for the word 'death', which is why it big events in the country rarely fall on dates that include the unlucky number.
What words could replace the words in blue type below to give each sentence a homophone pair?
They may use a homophone, such as gr8 for great, or an initial, like, LOL for laugh out loud," Cingel said.
After all, one can be the best interior designer in town (for example), and can compromise their professional reputation by using the wrong homophone (writing "witch" when they meant to write "which").
The salad's name is a play on the Chinese word for "raw fish" and its homophone meaning "abundance.
Mandarin oranges are the most popular fruit during Chinese New Year and the name 'mandarin' in Cantonese dialect is a homophone of 'luck' or 'fortune'.