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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Characteristic of the phenomenon of words of different origins that are pronounced the same way.

Usage examples (20)
  • 'horse' and 'hoarse' are homophonous words
  • I mean, the man's name is homophonous with "gnome"!
  • Cisco's homophonous handset came first (in 2006) and allowed Wi-Fi Internet calls.
  • In contrast, a root that shows a devoiced stop but which confuses the allophone with the homophonous phoneme should instead properly pair with another unvoiced stop. for more
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