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HOMONYM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does homonym mean? 

HOMONYM (noun)
  The noun HOMONYM has 1 sense:

1. two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

  Familiarity information: HOMONYM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOMONYM (noun)


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Meaning:

Two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("homonym" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "homonym"):

homograph (two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning (e.g. fair))

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


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