Definition of homophone noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

homophone

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈhɑməˌfoʊn//
 
, NAmE//ˈhoʊməˌfoʊn//
 
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a word that is pronounced like another word but has a different spelling or meaning, for example some, sum/sʌm/
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: homophone