homonym homonym  /ˈhɔ mə nɪm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

Usage(s):

  1. In Japanese, kano is a homonym for a word meaning possible.
  2. The proposal: to expel from the Party his homonympink, grizzled Welshman Aneurin Bevan.

News

  • Review: WARMfest 2013 at Broad Ripple Park

    The first annual three-day Warmfest took place over Labor Day weekend in Broad Ripple Park including food trucks, Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace, and some good music. by Allison Krupp Monday, September 2 Warmfest crept to a start under cloudy skies. Lafayette's Faux Paw (pronounced Fox Paw but yielding the obvious homonym joke) played early on the Hawk stage.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the ...
    on September 3, 2013     Source: Nuvo

Quotes

  • "The word 'smek' actually started out as a different word entirely," Rex wrote in an e-mail interview. "Then I discovered the original one is a dirty word in England and changed it. 'Boov' is a homonym of Bhuv, which is short for Bhuvnesh,...
    on Mar 19, 2010 By: Adam Rex Source: Kansas City Star

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