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capitonym (KAP-i-toh-NIM) noun

A word that changes pronunciation and meaning when it is capitalized.

As in the following poem:

      Job's Job
   In August, an august patriarch
   Was reading an ad in Reading, Mass.
   Long-suffering Job secured a job
   To polish piles of polish brass.

from http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/archives/1201

-- MartinCleaver - 13 Dec 2001

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