/ˈhɒm əˌfoʊn, ˈhoʊ mə-/
a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as
a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as
a homophone of
back formation from
Can be confused
(see synonym study at
one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example
a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another:
``ph'' is a homophone of ``f'' in English
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Clearly this student has not yet mastered the art of the homophone, or maybe he just didn't know how to spell.
Identify and apply the meanings of the terms antonym, synonym, and homophone.
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