The words raps, wraps sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do raps, wraps sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: raps, wraps are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of rap.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of rap.
Plural form of wrap.
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Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.