What is the meaning of Homographic?

What is the meaning of Homographic?

hom·o·graph (hŏm′ə-grăf′, hō′mə-) One of two or more words that have the same spelling but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind (wĭnd) and wind (wīnd).

Which of the following are examples of Homographic homophones?

For example, tear (rhymes with ear) and tear (rhymes with air) are homographs. So are bear (the animal) and bear (the verb meaning “to carry”). The -phone in homophone means “sound.” Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings, whether they’re spelled the same or not.

What are homophones homonyms examples?

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Homonyms Homophones Homographs & Heteronyms
weigh on the scale… scale the wall… capitol building state capital close = nearby close = to shut
the price is fair… go to the fair… pick a flower bake with flour bow = to bend down bow = ribbon

What does Heteronym mean?

: one of two or more homographs (such as a bass voice and bass, a fish) that differ in pronunciation and meaning.

Can a word be both a homograph and a homophone?

As you can see, the two senses of bear can be considered both homographs and homophones. When words are both homographs and homophones—meaning they have both the same spelling and the same pronunciation, but different meanings—they can be called homonyms.

What does the word homophone mean in music?

When people in the 1800s used a gramophone, they were listening to music. And phonology is the study of a language’s sounds. So “homophone” means “same sound.” Homophones are pronounced the same. Homonym – “Nym” means “name.” Stevie Nicks and Stevie Wonder have the same first name, but they clearly are different people.

What is the meaning of the word homonym?

The -nym in homonym means “name.” The word homonym can also be used as a synonym (there’s that -nym again) for either homophone or homograph. Overall, knowing what the word homograph means is a lot less important than making sure you use homographs properly so people can understand what you mean.

What makes you want to look up homograph?

: one of two or more words spelled alike but different in meaning or origin or pronunciation The noun “conduct” and the verb “conduct” are homographs. What made you want to look up homograph? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible). Love words? Need even more definitions?