Homonym

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Homonym Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • two words are homonyms if they are pronounced or spelled the same way but have different meanings

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Homonym Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A homonym is a word that sounds the same but has more than one meaning and is spelt differently. For example, right means moral, the opposite of left, and a personal freedom.

There are two kinds of homonyms: homophones (they sound the same) and homographs (they look the same).



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Homonym Sample Sentences in News


  • Double up on your kanji to avoid homonym mixups
    Although the Japanese and Chinese languages differ considerably in their syntax and pronunciation, one characteristic they share, along with use of kanji, is lots of homonyms. Mathews’ Chinese-English Dictionary, for example, lists 70 characters with the pronunciation shih (or shi, when transcribed in hanyu pinyin), which sounds like the English “shirt” minu Read more on this news related to 'Homonym'
  • Homonyms, hurricanes and Asperger's in Ann M. Martin's 'Rain Reign'
    If Rose Howard's family was well off, she'd be a "special" girl who was considered smart and quirky by the teachers at her private school for children who have Asperger's syndrome. Read more on this news related to 'Homonym'

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