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"homophone" in British English

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homophonenoun [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.
(Definition of homophone from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homophonenoun [C]

 us   /ˈhɑm·əˌfoʊn, ˈhoʊ·mə-/
grammar a word which is ​pronounced the same as another word, but which has a different ​meaning or ​spelling: The words "so" and "​sew" are homophones.
(Definition of homophone from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “homophone”
in Chinese (Simplified) 同音词(读音相同,意义或写法不同)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同音詞(讀音相同,意義或寫法不同)…
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