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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)

"homophone" in American English

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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)