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Before heading towards the list of Homophones, it is important to understand the meaning and difference between  Homophones, Homonyms and Homographs.

What are Homonyms?

The word “homonym” comes from the prefix “homo”, meaning “the same”, and the suffix “-nym,” means “the name”. Hence, Homonyms are words that sound alike and have different meanings. They either sound the same or are spelt the same, but their meanings are different. Two or more words with the same spellings but different pronunciation and meaning are called heteronyms.

Homonym Examples:

  1. Address – location/ to speak to
  2. Bark – the sound of dogs/ tree’s outer layer
  3. Band – a ring/ a musical group

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What are Homophones?

Homophones sound the same but have different meanings and have different spellings too.

Homophones Examples:

  1. Altar/ Alter
  2. Berth/ Birth
  3. Cast/ Caste
  4. Days/ Daze
  5. Earn/ Urn

What are Homographs?

Homographs are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings. Understand it with examples.

Homographs Examples:

  1. Entrance – the way in/ to delight
  2. Bow – to incline/ type of knot
  3. Bat – an animal/sports equipment

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