What does homophone mean?

Definitions for homophoneˈhɒm əˌfoʊn, ˈhoʊ mə-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. homophone(noun)

    two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)


  1. homophone(Noun)

    A word which is pronounced the same as another word but differs in spelling or meaning or origin, for example: carat, caret, carrot, and karat.

  2. homophone(Noun)

    A letter or group of letters which are pronounced the same as another letter or group of letters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Homophone(noun)

    a letter or character which expresses a like sound with another

  2. Homophone(noun)

    a word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. homophone. See Homophonous.]


  1. Homophone

    A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose and rose, or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms. Homophones that are spelled differently are also called heterographs. The term "homophone" may also apply to units longer or shorter than words, such as phrases, letters or groups of letters that are pronounced the same as another phrase, letter or group of letters. The word derives from the Greek homo-, "same", and phōnḗ, "voice, utterance".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Homophone

    hom′o-fōn, n. a letter or character having the same sound as another.—adj. Homoph′onous, having the same sound.—n. Homoph′ony. [Gr. homos, the same, phōnē, sound.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of homophone in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of homophone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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