homophone homophone  /ˈhɔ mə ˌfoʊn/


  • (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)


  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?".


  • 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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