Homophone

Hom"o*phone

(?), n. [Cf. F. homophone. See Homophonous.] 1. A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another. Gliddon.
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2. A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.

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Ho`mo*phon"ic

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Ho*moph"o*nous

(?), } a. [Gr. ; the same + sound, tone: cf. F. homophone.] 1. (Mus.) (a) Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic. (b) Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.
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2. Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters; as, bay and bey.
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