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heteronym

het·er·o·nym

heteronym

 
pronunciation:
he t ro nIm
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part of speech: noun
definition: a word that is spelled the same as another but has a different pronunciation and meaning, such as "tear," meaning "to rip," and "tear," meaning the liquid discharge from the eye.
derivations: heteronymous (adj.), heteronymously (adv.)
Word Parts
The word heteronym contains the following parts:
hetero Greek root that means different, other
synonyms:
ali, allo, all
antonyms:
homo, homeo, omal, iso-
 
onym Greek root that means name, word
synonyms:
onomas, onomat, nom1, nomin, nomen