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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Two (or more) words that are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear).

Usage examples (36)
  • It's the use of homophone, which is a word with the same sound but that's spelled differently with a different meaning.
  • I thought the homophone was the pink phone on Commissioner Gordon's desk that he used when he wanted to go on the down low with Titus?
  • So this is a homophone rhetoric to mean 'Fortune arrives'.
  • The dreaded homophone strikes again in today's Independent. for more
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