Pronunciation: (hom'u-fōn", hō'mu-), [key]
1. Phonet.a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.
2. a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a homophone of x in English.
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