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hom·o·nym

homonym

 
pronunciation:
ha m nIm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that is pronounced and often spelled the same as another word, but has a different meaning. In the sentence, "She was mean to me, but she didn't mean it," the two instances of "mean" are homonyms.
derivations: homonymic (adj.), homonymity (n.)
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