Here are three senses of homonym.
- A word that has the same pronunciation as another. Homonyms differ from each other in:
- usually spelling
- Loosely, a homograph
- Either of two people with the same name
Here are some examples of homonyms in English listed according to sense:
- Words with the same pronunciation but different in meaning:
- bore and boar
- two and too
- Homographs (words with the same spelling but different in meaning):
- bow 'to bend'
- bow 'a decorative knot'
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