The words pois, poise sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do pois, poise sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: pois, poise are homophones of the English language.
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To carry or hold in equilibrium; balance.
To be balanced or held in suspension; hover.
A state of balance or equilibrium; stability.
Freedom from affectation or embarrassment; composure.
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.