The words cue, queue, q sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do cue, queue, q sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: cue, queue, q are homophones of the English language.
Games A long tapered rod with a leather tip used to strike the cue ball in billiards and pool.
Games A long stick with a concave attachment at one end for shoving disks in shuffleboard.
A queue of hair.
A line of waiting people or vehicles; a queue.
The 17th letter of the modern English alphabet.
Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter q.
The 17th in a series.
Something shaped like the letter Q.
A line of waiting people or vehicles.
A long braid of hair worn hanging down the back of the neck; a pigtail.
Computer Science A sequence of stored data or programs awaiting processing.
Computer Science A data structure from which the first item that can be retrieved is the one stored earliest.
Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.
Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.