Homophone
Homophone Hom"o*phone, n. [Cf. F. homophone. See {Homophonous}.] 1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another. --Gliddon. [1913 Webster]

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.


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  • homophone — [ ɔmɔfɔn ] adj. et n. m. • 1827; gr. homophônos, de phônê « 2. son » ♦ Ling. Se dit de lettres, de mots qui ont la même prononciation. f et ph[ f ], eau et haut [ o ] sont homophones. N. m. Homophones homographes ou non. ⇒ homonyme. On s exagère… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • homophone — (n.) 1843, from the adjective homophone (1620s), from Gk. homos same (see HOMO (Cf. homo ) (1)) + phone sound (see FAME (Cf. fame)). Related: Homophonic …   Etymology dictionary

  • homophone — ► NOUN ▪ each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling (e.g. new and knew). ORIGIN from Greek ph n sound, voice …   English terms dictionary

  • homophone — [häm′ə fōn΄] n. [< Gr homophōnos: see HOMOPHONIC] 1. any of two or more letters or groups of letters representing the same speech sound (Ex.: c in civil and s in song) 2. HOMONYM (sense 1) homophonous [hō mäf′ə nəs, həmäf′ə nəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Homophone — In diesem Artikel oder Abschnitt fehlen folgende wichtige Informationen: Der Artikel erschöpft sich weitgehend in der Aufzählung von Beispielen für Homophone bzw. für Sprachen, die an Homophonen besonders reich sind. Er erklärt nicht, warum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Homophone — A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of rise ), or differently, such as carat , caret , and carrot , or two and too …   Wikipedia

  • Homophone — Homophonie (linguistique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Homophonie. onymie Acronymie   Rétro acronymie   Acronymie récursive …   Wikipédia en Français

  • homophone — (o mo fo n ) adj. 1°   Terme de grammaire. Mots homophones, mots qui se prononcent de même. 2°   Hiéroglyphe homophone, hiéroglyphe représentant le son ou l articulation qui commence le mot par lequel l objet figuré est dénommé dans la langue… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • homophone — UK [ˈhɒməfəʊn] / US [ˈhɑməˌfoʊn] / US [ˈhoʊməˌfoʊn] noun [countable] Word forms homophone : singular homophone plural homophones linguistics a word that sounds the same as another word but has its own spelling, meaning, and origin …   English dictionary

  • homophone — /hom euh fohn , hoh meuh /, n. 1. Phonet. a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air. 2. a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a… …   Universalium

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