Definition of homophonous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒfənəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːfənəs//
(linguistics) Linguistic devices
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(of a word) having the same pronunciation as another word but a different meaning or spelling ‘Bear’ and ‘bare’ are homophonous. See related entries: Linguistic devices
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homophonous