homophone homophone  /ˈhɔ mə ˌfoʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (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)

Usage(s):

  1. The Dow (which has no relationship whatever with its Chinese homophone) has become the Schadenfreude Index.
  2. Will you prevent me from seeing in the homophone-melodic constitution of our music a condition of musical civilizationin contrast to the old contrapuntal polyphone culture?".

News

  • Good morning: Language can be fascinating subject

    If you are an English teacher, you will enjoy this article. If you are not an English teacher, you might learn something; I did. I saw these words — homonym, homograph and homophone — and decided to do some research, which then got me started on writing about a few more words.
    on September 7, 2013     Source: The Journal-Standard

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