[ hom-uh-graf, -grahf, hoh-muh- ]
/ ˈhɒm əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf, ˈhoʊ mə- /
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a word of the same written form as another but of different meaning and usually origin, whether pronounced the same way or not, as bear1 “to carry; support” and bear2 “animal” or lead1 “to conduct” and lead2 “metal.”
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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OTHER WORDS FROM homographhom·o·graph·ic [hom-uh-graf-ik, hoh-muh-], /ˌhɒm əˈgræf ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homograph
/ (ˈhɒməˌɡræf, -ˌɡrɑːf) /
one of a group of words spelt in the same way but having different meaningsCompare heteronym
Derived forms of homographhomographic, adjective
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