The words stoops, stoups, stupes sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do stoops, stoups, stupes sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: stoops, stoups, stupes are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of <xref>stoop</xref>.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of <xref>stoop</xref>.
See <xref>steups</xref> (West Indian slang)
Plural form of <xref>stoup</xref>.
Plural form of <xref>stupe</xref>.
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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").