homophony

[huh-mof-uh-nee, hoh-]
noun
1.
the quality or state of being homophonic.
2.
homophonic music.

Origin:
1770–80; < Greek homophōnía unison, equivalent to homóphōn(os) homophonous + -ia -y3

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homophony (hɒˈmɒfənɪ)
 
n
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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