Examples of homophones

What is a Homophone?

Two words are homophones of each other if they sound alike but have different meanings and spellings.

"there", "their", and "they're" is a classic example of a set of Homophones

This mobile-friendly website is a handy compilation of homophones for anyone who is learning or simply curious about the English language! This resource is useful for schools and offices as a reference for when spoken English word must be converted to written language.

If you want to find words that sound the same but mean something else, words that sound the same but are spelled differently, this is the place to be.

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Spellings, pronunciations, definitions.

We include a definition for each word listed! Hover over a homophone word buttom for definitions.

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Example homophones:

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Why do homophones exist at all?

The English language is a "melting pot".

The English language includes many words derived from other languages, businesses, trades, sciences, and industry jargon. New technologies, social changes and regional dialects can also introduce new homophones to the language.

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