homonym
[ hom-uh-nim ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 17th century; Greek via Latin from Greek homōnumon, neuter of homōnumos ‘having the same name’, from homos ‘same’ + onoma ‘name’
Synonyms
  • homograph
  • homophone
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
each of two or more words having the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings and origins
Example
A) The words appeared to be the same, but when Joey heard how they were used differently, he realized they were homonyms. B) The English teacher struggled to get her class to understand the differences in the homonyms.
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