[ hom-uh-nim ]
Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Late 17th century; Greek; via Latin from Greek homōnumon, neuter of homōnumos ‘having the same name’, from homos ‘same’ + onoma ‘name’
nouneach of two or more words having the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings and origins
nounA) 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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