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Definition of homophone noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

homophone

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɒməfəʊn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːməfoʊn//
 
(grammar) Grammar, Linguistic devices
 
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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 related entries: Grammar, Linguistic devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homophone