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n. - Two words that are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation (e.g. `bow').

Usage examples (13)
  • A heteronym is a homograph with differing meaning and pronunciation.
  • Their stories were varied enough that some of their pennames conveyed a "heteronym," a term coined by the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa who wrote his poetry and prose...
  • Interesting that the homograph and heteronym pages missed a few, like Nice/nice.
  • Neither's completely perfect for instance a homograph doesn't imply that the pronunciation is different and the heteronym doesn't imply that the meaning need be different. for more
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