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Homophone - Definition

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Poetry Definition

A word which is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning.

Example

Carat, caret, and carrot.

Standard Definition

[n] two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)

See Also...

homonym

Misc. Definitions

\Hom"o*phone\, n. [Cf. F. homophone. See {Homophonous}.]
1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another. --Gliddon.
2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.

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