Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the same pitch; of like sound.
  • In philology: Agreeing in sound but differing in sense. See homophone, 2.
  • Expressing the same sound or letter with another: as, a homophonous hieroglyphic.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a homophone or homophony.

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

  • adjective Having the same pronunciation.
  • adjective music homophonic; sounding the same

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

  • adjective characteristic of the phenomenon of words of different origins that are pronounced the same way

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Cisco's homophonous handset came first (in 2006) and allowed Wi-Fi Internet calls.

    Cisco's Gadget Guru

  • If मरुत marút may be so etymologized, such that these storm gods 'crush' and 'pummel' with thunder3 rather than 'shine' through lightning, then surely so may Sanskrit márīci- 'mote or speck in the air' or 'particle of light' be likewise attributed to the homophonous root referring to crushing, grinding and wearing things away.

    Rubbing away the shine (2)

  • Cisco's homophonous handset came first (in 2006) and allowed Wi-Fi Internet calls.

    Cisco's Gadget Guru

  • We need only compare the resulting hi-class presentive *CóC-e-i with a would-be preterite **CóC-e to understand that the change certainly helped to better phonetically distinguish between two almost homophonous forms.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • In contrast, a root that shows a devoiced stop but which confuses the allophone with the homophonous phoneme should instead properly pair with another unvoiced stop.

    PIE "look-alike stems" - Evidence of something or a red herring?

  • Once the sibilant disappeared, it would be all too easy for even a native speaker to get confused between a historical phonetic k an allophone of voiced *gʰ following a sibilant and the homophonous phoneme *k.

    PIE "look-alike stems" - *(s)kerp- vs. *gʰrebʰ-

  • We need only compare the resulting hi-class presentive *CóC-e-i with a would-be preterite **CóC-e to understand that the change certainly helped to better phonetically distinguish between two almost homophonous forms.

    Looking for a simple origin to Hittite's hi-class preterite

  • Once the sibilant disappeared, it would be all too easy for even a native speaker to get confused between a historical phonetic k an allophone of voiced *gʰ following a sibilant and the homophonous phoneme *k.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I mean, the man's name is homophonous with "gnome"!

    An Open Letter to David Horowitz

  • I've also ascertained so far that the intransitive participle -θ was once *-ta whereas the homophonous agentive suffix -θ as in the names Aranθ and Vanθ was once *-ti.

    The Lost Vowels of Pre-Etruscan Syncope

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