- The definition of a homophone is one of two or more words that sound the same but that mean different things.
An example of a set of homophones is the word "beat" which could mean something the stroke made on a drum and the word "beet" which is a red root vegetable.
homophone definition by Webster's New World
- any of two or more letters or groups of letters representing the same speech sound (Ex.: c in civil and s in song)
- homonym (sense )
Origin: ; from Classical Greek homophōnos: see homophonic
- homophonous adjective
homophone definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- ho·mophˈo·nous adjective