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homophonous

[huh-mof-uh-nuh s, hoh-]
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adjective
  1. identical in pronunciation.

Origin of homophonous

1745–55; < Greek homóphōnos of the same sound; see homo-, phon-, -ous
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  • Homophonous: words differently written but indistinguishable in sound, applied to different conceptions.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for homophonous

homophonous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or denoting a homophone
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