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

 

homograph

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhɒməɡrɑːf//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɑːməɡræf//
 
(grammar) Linguistic devices
 
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a word that is spelt like another word but has a different meaning from it, and may have a different pronunciation, for example bow /baʊ/, bow
BrE BrE//bəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//boʊ//
 
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See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homograph