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homophone

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.fəʊn/ us    /ˈhɑː.mə.foʊn/ specialized
a word that is pronounced the same as another word but has a different meaning or spelling, or both: The words 'sow' and 'sew' are homophones.Terminology and vocabulary
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