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homonym

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.nɪm/ us    /ˈhɑː.mə-/
a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning: 'No' and 'know' are homonyms. 'Bow' (= bend at the waist) and 'bow' (= weapon) are also homonyms.Phonology and phoneticsTerminology and vocabulary
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