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HOMOPHONE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does homophone mean? 

HOMOPHONE (noun)
  The noun HOMOPHONE has 1 sense:

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

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


 Dictionary entry details 


HOMOPHONE (noun)


Sense 1homophone [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

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

homonym (two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings)


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