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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A word that is pronounced like another word, but has a different meaning and is usually spelled differently.

Usage examples (31)
  • The homonym for bore is boar.
  • I learned the word homonym in grade school for words that sound the same but have different meanings.
  • A homonym is a word which has more than one meaning;
  • Also, it is amusing to have this debate in a Journal called a homonym of, penumbra. for more
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