magnificence, magnificents

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

The answer is simple: magnificence, magnificents are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    Greatness or lavishness of surroundings; splendor.

  2. :: noun

    Grand or imposing beauty.


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Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.

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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").