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Related to homophonous: homonym
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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(Phonetics & Phonology) of, relating to, or denoting a homophone
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ho•moph•o•nous(həˈmɒf ə nəs, hoʊ-)
identical in pronunciation.
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|Adj.||1.||homophonous - characteristic of the phenomenon of words of different origins that are pronounced the same way; "'horse' and 'hoarse' are homophonous words"|
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