homophonous ho*moph"o*nous adj. Of or pertaining to a homophone or homophony; as, homophonous words. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • Homophonous — Homophonic Ho mo*phon ic, Homophonous Ho*moph o*nous, a. [Gr. ?; ? the same + ? sound, tone: cf. F. homophone.] 1. (Mus.) (a) Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic. (b) Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homophonous — adjective Having the same pronunciation. Cot and caught are homophonous in some American accents, as are there and theyre . See Also: homophone …   Wiktionary

  • homophonous — adjective see homophone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • homophonous — /heuh mof euh neuhs, hoh /, adj. identical in pronunciation. [1745 55; < Gk homóphonos of the same sound; see HOMO , PHON , OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • homophonous — [hə mɒf(ə)nəs] adjective 1》 (of music) homophonic. 2》 (of a word) having the same pronunciation as another but different meaning, origin, or spelling. Derivatives homophony noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • homophonous — a. Unisonous, of the same sound, of like pitch …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • homophonous — ho·moph·o·nous …   English syllables

  • homophonous — ho•moph•o•nous [[t]həˈmɒf ə nəs, hoʊ [/t]] adj. ling. identical in pronunciation …   From formal English to slang

  • homophonous — /həˈmɒfənəs/ (say huh mofuhnuhs) adjective identical in pronunciation …   Australian English dictionary

  • homophonous — adj. 1 (of music) homophonic. 2 (of a word or symbol) that is a homophone. Derivatives: homophony n …   Useful english dictionary

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