[huh-mof-uh-nee, hoh-] /həˈmɒf ə ni, hoʊ-/

the quality or state of being .
the linguistic phenomenon whereby words of different origins become identical in pronunciation
part music composed in a homophonic style

1776, from French homophonie, from Greek homophonia (see homophone).


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  • Homoplastic

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