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Definition of "homophone" [hom•o•phone]

  • One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "homophone" in a sentence
  • "Homo means same and phone means sound, so the word homophone literally means same sound."
  • "Writing the wrong homophone is easy, and typing the wrong one incredibly easy – and for a lot of reasons, they’re easy to make and hard to spot."
  • "I thought the homophone was the pink phone on Commissioner Gordon's desk that he used when he wanted to go on the down low with Titus?"