What is a homophone

Homophon (German)

Part of speech: noun, (neuter)

Other spellings:
homophone
Hyphenation:
Ho | mo | phon, Plural: Ho | mo | pho | ne
Pronunciation / Stress:
IPA: [homophone]
Word meaning / definition:
1) Linguistics: a linguistic unit (especially morpheme or word) that is pronounced exactly like another, although they are different units, which is made clear by their different meanings and often also by different spelling
Origin of the term:
from Greek ὁμο- (homo-) = "Equal-" and φωνή (fōné) = "Voice, sound"
Application examples:
1) “Another reason that speaks against transliteration of the Japanese script is the large number of Homophones.
1) A well-known example of Homophones are the words "side" and "string", which are pronounced the same but are spelled differently and at the same time have a different meaning.
1) “The numerous Homophones He tries to explain his alphabet by the rather questionable principle of acrophony (which assumes that an Egyptian always recognized the painted object when looking at a sign, knew its name and the first letter of this name, so that reading the sound from him would not be too great Could have required a particularly good memory!); ... "
Word formations:
homophonic, homophony
Cases:
Nominative: singular homophone; Plural Homophones
Genitive: singular Homophonic; Plural Homophones
Dative: singular homophone; Plural Homophones
Accusative: singular homophone; Plural Homophones

Translations

  • English: 1) homophonic
  • Esperanto: 1) homofono
  • Korean: 1) 동음어
  • Dutch: 1) homofoon (male)
  • Swedish: 1) homophonic
  • Spanish: 1) homófono (male)
  • Hungarian: 1) homophonic

Similar words (German):homophobic / homophobia

Practical example sentences

Automatically selected examples in German:

The report is about the friendship of the two Irish people Finbarr O’Brien and Chris Lyons, one gay and one Homophones.
Meedia, May 25, 2019

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Thesaurus & Synonyms

Another word (synonym) for homophone - Source: OpenThesaurus


Dictionary entries

Entries from our dictionary containing "homophone":

Homophones: Homophonen (German) Part of speech: Declined form Grammatical characteristics: Dative plural of the noun Homophon

Homophonic: Homophons (German) Part of speech: Declined form Grammatical characteristics: Genitive singular of the noun Homophon

Homophones: Homophones (German) Part of speech: Declined form Grammatical characteristics: Genitive singular of the noun Homophon

Homophones: Part of speech: Declined form Hyphenation: Ho | mo | pho | ne Pronunciation / Stress: IPA: [homoˈfoːnə] Grammatical features: Nominative plural of the noun Homophon Genitive plural of the noun Homophon Dative singular of the noun Homophon Accusative plural of the noun Homophon

homo-: homoerotic, homogeneous, homologous, homonym, homophobia, homophonic, homosexual, homozygous 2) homocysteine, homoserine, homovanillic acid Translations Swedish: 1) homo-


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