raki, rocky

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

The answer is simple: raki, rocky are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    A brandy of Turkey and the Balkans, distilled from grapes or plums and flavored with anise.

  1. :: adjective

    Consisting of, containing, or abounding in rock or rocks.

  2. :: adjective

    Resembling or suggesting rock; firm or hard.

  3. :: adjective

    Steadfast or stubborn; unyielding: her rocky heart.

  4. :: adjective

    Marked by obstructions or difficulties: the rocky road to success.

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").