[hom-uh-fohn, hoh-muh-] /ˈhɒm əˌfoʊn, ˈhoʊ mə-/
Phonetics. a word pronounced the same as another but differing in meaning, whether spelled the same way or not, as heir and air.
a written element that represents the same spoken unit as another, as ks, a homophone of x in English.
one of a group of words pronounced in the same way but differing in meaning or spelling or both, as for example bear and bare
a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another: “ph” is a homophone of “f” in English
1843, from the adjective homophone (1620s), from Greek homos “same” (see homo- (1)) + phone “sound” (see fame (n.)). Related: Homophonic.
[hoh-muh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə/ noun 1. unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward and homosexuality. /ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə/ noun 1. intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality adj. by 1971, from homo- (2) “homosexual” + -phobia + -ic. Related: Homophobe; homophobia (which word is said to date from 1969).
[hoh-muh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌhoʊ məˈfoʊ bi ə/ noun 1. unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward and homosexuality. /ˌhəʊməʊˈfəʊbɪə/ noun 1. intense hatred or fear of homosexuals or homosexuality
noun 1. a variety of the winter melon, Cucumis melo inodorus, having a smooth, pale-green rind and sweet, juicy, light-green flesh. noun 1. a variety of muskmelon with a smooth greenish-white rind and sweet greenish flesh
[huhn-eed] /ˈhʌn id/ adjective 1. containing, consisting of, or resembling : honeyed drinks. 2. flattering or ingratiating: honeyed words. 3. pleasantly soft; dulcet or mellifluous: honeyed tones. [huhn-ee] /ˈhʌn i/ noun, plural honeys. 1. a sweet, viscid fluid produced by bees from the nectar collected from flowers, and stored in nests or hives as food. […]