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