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Is homophone the opposite of a homograph?

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Jessie Thompson on February 17, 2020

A homophone is one of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning, origin, or spelling. Example: sew, sow, so close to, clothing, flea, flee, two, to, also the mail, the male of the sail, sale, tail, tale, cell, sell naked, give A homograph is one of two or more words that are spelled the same but different in origin or meaning or pronunciation. Example: 1. Just I could say quite a bit. a. She had clear skin. 2. The fair may also refer to a market. b. We ate both the fruit of the fair . 3. Just could mean the same thing as a carnival. c. The rides at the fair were awesome! No, they are not opposites, but they are NOT the same.


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