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One entry found for homonym.
Main Entry: hom·onym
Pronunciation: primarystresshäm-schwa-secondarystressnim, primarystresshomacr-mschwa-
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin homonymum "homonym," derived from Greek homonymos (adjective) "having the same name," from hom-, homos "same" and onyma, onoma "name"
1 : HOMOPHONE
2 : HOMOGRAPH
3 : one of two or more words spelled and pronounced alike but different in meaning <the noun "bear" and the verb "bear" are homonyms>
- hom·onym·ic /secondarystresshäm-schwa-primarystressnim-ik, secondarystresshomacr-mschwa-/ adjective

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