devel, devil, devle

The words devel, devil, devle sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do devel, devil, devle sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: devel, devil, devle are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    Alternative spelling of devvel.

  2. :: verb

    Alternative spelling of devvel.

  1. :: noun

    In many religions, the major personified spirit of evil, ruler of Hell, and foe of God. Used with the.

  2. :: noun

    A subordinate evil spirit; a demon.

  3. :: noun

    A wicked or malevolent person.

  4. :: noun

    A person: a handsome devil; the poor devil.


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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").