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homophony

[huh-mof-uh-nee, hoh-] /həˈmɒf ə ni, hoʊ-/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being homophonic.
2.
homophonic music.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Greek homophōnía unison, equivalent to homóphōn(os) homophonous + -ia -y3
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homophony

/hɒˈmɒfənɪ/
noun
1.
the linguistic phenomenon whereby words of different origins become identical in pronunciation
2.
part music composed in a homophonic style
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Word Origin and History for homophony
n.

1776, from French homophonie, from Greek homophonia (see homophone).

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