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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.
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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.
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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.
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homophone

A word with the same sound as another word but with a different meaning and spelling.
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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
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Translations
homofonum
homofonistozvučnica
同音異義語
homofoon
homofon

homophone

[ˈhɒməfəʊn] Nhomófono m
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homophone

[ˈhɒməfəʊn] nhomophone m
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homophone

nHomofon nt
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The king's verdict is broken up into a ver dict; the "bel aujourd'hui" of collective literary memory becomes "le bel hier," suggesting, to the eye, its possible animal homophone (belier).
In Mandarin, the number four (?, si) is a homophone with the word for death (?, si) and one netizen wrote that the pronunciation of the number 741 sounds like "one goes to die".
I imagine all of you know the correct homophone in this sentence would be "piqued" as in "stimulated."
In first place was April 14, which is a bit surprising that the fourteenth day of the fourth month of the year would be considered so lucky as in Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Koreas, Taiwan, and parts of Southeast Asia, the number four is a homophone with the word for death and is generally considered highly unlucky and inauspicious.
* Hooked on Homophonics: It takes unremitting vigilance to steer clear of the homophone traps: A local columnist says, "Lawyers are pouring through vouchers" - poring.
Homophone insight, a noun, sits in the dictionary beside insightful, the word ADWEEK needed.
This is the lesser-known homophone. It's used both as a verb and as a noun.
Each word is a homophone of a pronoun that is part of a contraction.
aunt/ant choral/coral maize/maze overrate/overate boarder/border fourth/forth mined/mind read/red boulder/bolder guild/gild mooed/mood reign/rein callous/callus hoarse/horse mourning/morning two (too)/to fined/find lead/led oar/or waive/wave Now for the most pyrotechnic of all homophone acts--20high-stepping homophonic pairs that turn out to be anagrams of eachother:
This isn't quite a homophone, but it's an interesting misspelling nonetheless.
past tense is followed by a homophone of the present tense
Mike was trying out his first pair of glasses last weekend by reading Hawkeye's column when a homophone leapt from the page like a fat rainbow trout.