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homophone


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Homophone  \Hom"o*phone\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  homophone.  See 
  {Homophonous}.] 
  1.  A  letter  or  character  which  expresses  a  like  sound  with 
  another.  --Gliddon. 
 
  2.  A  word  having  the  same  sound  as  another,  but  differing 
  from  it  in  meaning  and  usually  in  spelling;  as  all  and 
  awl;  bare  and  bear;  rite,  write,  right  and  wright. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  homophone 
  n  :  two  words  are  homophones  if  they  are  pronounced  the  same  way 
  but  differ  in  meaning  or  spelling  or  both  (e.g.  bare  and 
  bear) 




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