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What Are Homonyms? (with Examples)

A homonym is a word that is pronounced the same as another word with a different meaning.

When the words have the same spelling, they are known as homographs. When they have different spellings, they are called homophones.

Examples of Homonyms

Here are some examples of homonyms:

Types of Homonym: Homographs and Homophones

There are two types of homonyms:

These are words with the same spelling but different meanings: Homophones. These are words with the same sound but with different spellings and meanings:

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