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.
See homophone in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < Gr homophōnos: see homophonic
See homophone in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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