Pronunciation GB: ˈhɒməfəʊn, GA: ˈhɑməfoʊn

A term applied to words pronounced identically. For example write, right and rite are homophones in English. Homophones in one accent of a language are not necessarily homophones in all accents. A good example of this is the pair horse and hoarse in English. These are homophonous in many accents, but some Scottish accents (among others) have horse = hɔrs and hoarse = hors.