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homonym

noun [C] uk   /ˈhɒm.ə.nɪm/ us    /ˈhɑː.mə-/ specialized
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.
Translations of “homonym”
in Spanish homónimo…
in French homonyme…
in German das Homonym…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同形(或同音)異義詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同形(或同音)异义词…
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