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homophone

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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homophonehom‧o‧phone /ˈhɒməfəʊn, ˈhəʊ- $ ˈhɑːməfoʊn, ˈhoʊ-/ noun [countable] technical 🔊 🔊 SLa word that sounds the same as another but is different in spelling, meaning, or origin. For example, ‘knew’ and ‘new’ are homophones.homograph, homonym
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homophoneIt would be possible, though extremely limiting, to exclude all homophones.Although we could not remove all homophones, we could treat differently certain classes of words which are frequently accessed erroneously.That is to say, it includes homophones and homophonic phrases.They represent the set of minimal units required to uniquely specify a word, with the exception of homophones.If such effects were included, the number of homophones would probably be still greater.The number of homophones is increased by allowing reduced pronunciations.
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