homophony

[huh-mof-uh-nee, hoh-]

noun

the quality or state of being homophonic.
homophonic music.

Origin of homophony

1770–80; < Greek homophōnía unison, equivalent to homóphōn(os) homophonous + -ia -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for homophony

homophony

noun

the linguistic phenomenon whereby words of different origins become identical in pronunciation
part music composed in a homophonic style
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Word Origin and History for homophony
n.

1776, from French homophonie, from Greek homophonia (see homophone).

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