An example of something homophonic is a piece of music with chords, where two instruments play the same line of melody in the same rhythm; however, one instrument plays one note and a second intrument places a note in harmony.
An example of homophonic words are pair and pear.
Origin of homophonic
- From Greek homophōnos homo- homo- phōnē sound phone2
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition