Origin of homophony
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- the linguistic phenomenon whereby words of different origins become identical in pronunciation
- part music composed in a homophonic style
Word Origin and History for homophony
1776, from French homophonie, from Greek homophonia (see homophone).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper