A letter or character which expresses a like sound with another.
A word having the same sound as another, but differing from it in meaning and usually in spelling; as, all and awl; bare and bear; rite, write, right, and wright.
Words which sound alike but are spelt differently e.g. 'check' and 'cheque'.
1,3,4,5 A word with different origin and meaning but the same pronunciation as another word, whether or not spelled alike (e.g., hair and hare).
two or more words that are spelled differently, sound the same, and have different meanings; e.g., hair, hare; to, too, two
A word that is pronounced like another one, but is spelt differently. Homophones are commonly used in the Wordplay of Cryptic Clues as in the example Actor who created Lime and Water outlets we hear - here the answer WELLES is indicated as sounding like "wells".
two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)
a "word pronounced the same as, but different in meaning from another, whether spelled the same or not
a word that has another word that sounds just like it but is spelled differently and means something different
a word that has two meanings such as "Roll" or "Role" they sound they same but have different meanings
a word that is pronounced like another word but has a different meaning or spelling
a word that sounds the same as another word, but is spelt differently, for example 'there' and 'their'
a word that sounds the same but has a different meaning
a word which has the same sound as another (even though they may be spelt differently), e
a word which is pronounced the same as another word but spelt differently
a word with the same pronunciation as another, for example, sun, son
A word that has the same pronunciation as another word but differs in written form and meaning; for example, pear ("fruit"), pair ("two of a kind"), and pare (" peel").
One of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning or derivation or spelling (e.g. the words to, too, and two). See Homonym, Homograph
Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but different spellings and meanings, for example, ate and eight; knight, and night
Words that are pronounced alike but are spelled differently and usually have different meanings (to, too, and two; write and right)
(noun) Words which have the same sound but different meanings, such as see and sea are said to be homophones. [see also homonym
See under Homonym
A word that is pronounced in the same way as one or more other words, but is different in meaning and sometimes spelling.
A word that sounds like another word but has a different spelling and meaning. For example: The bear was bare.
A word that sounds the same as another word, even though it spelled differently.
One of two or more linguistic forms that are pronounced alike, but distinct in function or meaning or in spelling. Examples: bank 'river bank' and bank 'financial institution' (same spelling, different meaning) reed and read (infinitive); red and read (participle) (related meaning, different spelling)
Two words that have the same pronunciation but differ in meaning or spelling or both. Example: pause and paws
a word with different origin and meaning but the same pronunciation as another word, whether or not spelled alike, as hare and hair or scale (of a fish) and scale (a ladder). in popular usage, two or more different graphemes that represent the same sound, as /k/ spelled in candy, in king, ch in school. Cp. homograph.
A word with a different origin and meaning but having the same pronunciation as another word whether or not spelled alike. Example: Hair and hare; scale, as in scale of a fish compared to scale a ladder. Also two or more graphemes that represent the same sound. Example: The sound in /c/ andy, k/ ing, and s/ ch/ ool.
A word which is spelled differently from another word, but which is pronounced identically. For example, HOARSE versus HORSE; or TWO versus, TO, versus, TOO.
Two or more words which are pronounced the same but have different spelling and meaning e.g. 'saw' (to cut) and 'sore' (hurting). Many puns are based on homophones.