Homograph And Homophone

Homograph

One of two or more words of different meaning which are spelled in the same way, regardless of whether they are pronounced the same or differently.

For example, bear (an animal) and bear (the verb, as in I can’t bear this.) are homographs which are pronounced identically, while lead (a metal) and lead (the verb, as in The mayor will lead the parade.) are homographs which are pronounced differently.

Homophone

One of two or more words of different meaning which are pronounced in the same way, regardless of whether they are spelled the same or differently.

For example, bear (the noun), bear (the verb) and bare (the adjective) are homophones.

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