from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the same sound.
  • adjective Having or characterized by a single melodic line with accompaniment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as homophonous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Originally, sounding alike; of the same pitch; unisonous; monodic.
  • adjective Now used for plain harmony, note against note, as opposed to polyphonic harmony, in which the several parts move independently, each with its own melody.
  • adjective Expressing the same sound by a different combination of letters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective linguistics having the same sound; being homophones
  • adjective music having a single, accompanied, melodic line; not polyphonic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having a single melodic line with accompaniment
  • adjective having the same sound


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek homophōnos : homo-, homo- + phōnē, sound; see phone.]



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