/ ˈhäməˌgraf; ˈhōmə-/
each of two or more words spelled the same but not necessarily pronounced the same and having different meanings and origins (e.g., bow1 and bow2 ).
/ ˌhäməˈgrafik; ˌhōmə-/ adj.
A kind of HOMONYM
: one of two or more words that are identical in SPELLING
but different in origin, meaning, and PRONUNCIATION
, such as entrance
(noun: stress on first syllable) a door, gate, etc., and entrance
(verb: stress on second syllable) to put in a trance; lead
(verb: rhyming with ‘deed’) to take, conduct, guide, etc., and lead
(noun: rhyming with ‘dead’) a metal.