Etymologie, Etimología, Étymologie, Etimologia, Etymology
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Homonym, Homónimo, Homonyme, Homonimo, Homonym
Self-Study Homonym Quizzes
- Homonyms (Lawrence Kelly)
- Homonym Quizzes (Letitia Bradley)
- Homonym Quiz 1 to Homonym Quiz 4
Medium to Difficult
- 290 Homonyms (Donna Tatsuki)
- Homonyms - Quiz 1 to Homonyms - Quiz 15
- 735 Homonyms (Donna Tatsuki)
- Homonyms - Quiz 16 to Homonyms - Quiz 52
Alan Cooper's Homonym List
Words, like "caret" and "carrot" that are pronounced the same, but are spelled differently, and that have different meanings. This list was compiled with a true appreciation for "the prime numbers of the English language."
Homonyms are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things. In the sentence "The two boys want to play too." the three highlighted words are pronounced identically, but in each case the spelling is different. To, too, and two are homonyms.
There are hundreds of pairs of homonyms in the English language, far too many for us to list them all here. So we will concentrate on groups of homonyms in which three (sometimes more) words are all pronounced identically.
The Homonym/Homophone Page
Which is it, homonyms or homophones? You decide:
- Homonym: One of two or more words that have the same sound and often the same spelling but differ in meaning, such as bank (embankment) and bank (place where money is kept).
- Homophone: One of two or more words, such as night and knight, that are pronounced the same but differ in meaning, origin, and sometimes spelling.