firry, furry

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

The answer is simple: firry, furry are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: adjective

    Made of fir.

  2. :: adjective

    Abounding in firs.

  1. :: adjective

    Consisting of or similar to fur.

  2. :: adjective

    Covered with, wearing, or trimmed with fur.

  3. :: adjective

    Covered with a furlike substance.

  4. :: adjective

    Having a furlike quality, as in tone; fuzzy: a furry voice.

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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").