The definition of a homophone is one of two or more words that sound the same but that mean different things.noun
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: < Gr homophōnos: see homophonic
- homophonous adjective
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- ho·mophˈo·nous adjective