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homophone

a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another
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This witness's extra-palindromic interests include Francis Bacon, writing that uses the prisoner's constraint, and homophones.
In construing the applicant's Knotty Brunette mark, the board explained that knotty is a homophone for naughty, conveying the meaning of "relating to or suggesting sex in usually a playful way.
When tweens write in techspeak, they often use shortcuts, such as homophones, omissions of non-essential letters and initials, to quickly and efficiently compose a text message.
Especially with words which are exceptions to rules and homophones, an incorrect option may distract too well, confusing strong and weak spellers alike.
Ptab is a well-formed and intelligible homophone of tab.
The biggest weakness I've found with Dragon is its inability to always correctly tell the difference between homophones like 'once' and 'wants'.
The salad's name is a play on the Chinese word for "raw fish" and its homophone meaning "abundance.
Executives explain that reaZin was selected because it is a homophone to the word "reason," a high-level cognitive function affected by Alzheimer's disease that Adeona's product candidate is designed to address.
Mandarin oranges are the most popular fruit during Chinese New Year and the name 'mandarin' in Cantonese dialect is a homophone of 'luck' or 'fortune'.
An instance of a homophone which the program perceived incorrectly occurred when a participant wanted to say the economies but where the SR system recorded this as the economy is.
Tea Party Ousts Homophone Montana Tea Party group prez was ousted by the Big Sky Tea Party Association after gay lynching comments
The word mei is also a homophone for the words for "eyebrow" and "plum blossom" and their intersections make for interesting word play.