List of homophones

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This is a list of homophones (same sound, different spelling).

The words are grouped by vowel and rhyming sounds.


Contents

Homophone List

Sound: A [ace]

Sound: A
flay/fley ('flA)
hay/hey ('hA)
jay/[J] ('jA)
(kay/[K])/(quai/quay) ('kA)
lay/lei ('lA)
nay/neigh/nee ('nA)
pray/prey ('prA)
ray/[re] ('rA)
sleigh/slay ('slA)
tray/trey ('trA)
way/weigh/whey ('wA)
patience/patients ('pA-sh&n(t)s, 'pA-sh&nts)
Sound: Ad
ade/aid/aide ('Ad)
braid/brayed ('brAd)
grade/(grayed/greyed) ('grAd)
lade/laid ('lAd)
maid/made ('mAd)
raid/rayed ('rAd)
spade/spayed ('sAd)
trade/trayed ('trAd)
wade/weighed ('wAd)
Sound: Ak
brake/break ('brAk)
stake/steak ('stAk)
Sound: Ale
ale/ail ('A(&)l)
bale/bail ('bA(&)l)
gale/Gail/Gayle ('gA(&)l)
hale/hail ('hA(&)l)
male/mail ('mA(&)l)
pale/pail ('pA(&)l)
sale/sail ('sA(&)l)
tale/tail ('tA(&)l)
vale/vail/veil ('vA(&)l)
wale/whale/wail ('wA(&)l)
Sound: An
brain/brane ('brAn)
fain/fane/feign ('fAn)
lain/lane ('lAn)
main/mane/mein/Maine ('mAn)
pain/pane ('pAn)
plain/plane ('plAn)
rain/reign/rein ('rAn)
vain/vane/vein ('vAn)
Sound: Ant
faint/feint ('fAnt)
Sound: As
bass/base ('bAs)
Sound: Ast
waste/waist ('wAst)
Sound: At
ate/(eight/[8]) ('At)
bait/bate ('bAt)
gait/gate ('gAt)
great/grate/[grateful] ('grAt)
plate/plait ('plAt)
strait/straight ('strAt)
wait/weight ('wAt)
Sound: Av
naval/navel ('nA-v&l, 'nA-v&l)
wave/waive ('wAv)
waver/waiver ('wA-v&r)
Sound: Az
days/daze ('dAz)
faze/phase ('fAz)
frays/phrase ('frAz)
gaze/gay's ('gAz)
graze/(grays/greys) ('grAz)
haze/hay's ('hAz)
maize/maze/Mays/May's ('mAz)
praise/prays/preys ('prAz)
raise/raze/rays/Ray's ('rAz)
sleighs/slays ('slAz)

Sound: E [easy]

Sound: E
be/bee/[B] ('bE)
(dee/[D]) ('dE)
(ee/[E]) ('E)
flee/flea ('flE)
(gee/[G]) ('jE)
cay/key/(quay/quai) ('kE)
me/[mi] ('mE)
see/sea/cee[C] ('sE)
pea/pee/[P] ('pE)
tee/tea/[ti]/[T] ('tE)
the/thee ('[th]E)
(vee/[V]) ('vE)
we/wee ('wE)
(zee/[Z]) ('zE)
Sound: Ech
beach/beech ('bEch)
breach/breech ('brEch)
(leach/leech) ('lEch)
Sound: Ed
cede/seed ('sEd)
heed/he'd ('hEd)
meed/mead ('mEd)
knead/kneed/need ('nEd)
read/reed/rede ('rEd)
weed/we'd ('wEd)
Sound: Ek
creak/creek ('krEk)
leak/leek ('lEk)
peak/peek/pique ('pEk)
(sheik/sheikh)/chic ('shEk)
weak/week ('wEk)
wreak/reek ('rEk)
Sound: El
heal/heel/he'll ('hE(&)l)
peal/peel ('pEl(&))
real/reel ('rE(&)l)
seal/seel/ceil ('sE(&)l)
sealing/ceiling ('sE(&)l-[ng])
steal/steel ('stE(&)l)
weal/wheal/wheel/we'll ('wE(&)l)
weald/wield/wheeled ('wE(&)ld)
Sound: Em
(cream/creme) ('krEm)
deem/deme ('dEm)
seam/seem ('sEm)
semen/seamen ('sE-m&n)
teem/team ('tEm)
Sound: En
dean/dene ('dEn)
jean/gene/Jean/Gene ('jEn)
jeans/genes/Jean's/Gene's ('jEns)
lien/lean ('lEn)
mean/mien ('mEn)
scene/seen ('sEn)
Sound: Ep
cheap/cheep ('chEp)
Sound: Er
[eerie,eery]/Erie ('ir-E, 'Er-)
Sound: Es
piece/peace ('pEs)
Sound: Et
sweet/suite ('swEt)
Sound: Ez
bees/[B's] ('bEz)
ease/[E's] ('Ez)
pleas/please ('plEz)
sees/seas/seize/[C's] ('sEz)
teas/tees/tease/[T's] ('tEz)
Sound: Et
beat/beet ('bEt)
feat/feet ('fEt)
meat/meet/mete ('mEt)
peat/Pete ('pEt)
Sound: Ev
weave/we've (wEv)
eave/eve/Eve ('Ev)
eaves/eves/Eve's ('Evz)

Sound: I [ice]

Sound: I
buy/(by/bye) ('bI)
hi/high/hie ('hI)
die/dye ('dI)
(ay/aye)/eye/I/[I] ('I)
lie/lye ('lI)
pie/[pi] ('pI)
rye/wry ('rI)
sigh/[psi] ('sI)
tie/Thai ('tI)
why/wye[Y] ('wI)
Sound: Id
eyed/I'd ('Id)
pride/pried ('prId)
side/sighed ('sId)
tide/tied ('tId)
wide/why'd ('wId)
Sound: Il
isle/aisle/I'll ('I(&)l)
viol/vial/vile ('vI(-&)l, 'vI(&)l)
wile/while ('wI(&)l)
wild/whiled/wiled ('wI(&)ld)
Sound: Im
rime/rhyme ('rIm)
time/thyme ('tIm)
Sound: In
minor/miner ('mI-n&r)
nine[9]/nein<German> ('nIn)
sign/sine ('sIn)
find/fined ('fInd)
mind/mined ('mInd)
wind/whined/wined/wynd ('wInd)
Sound: Ir
dire/dyer ('dIr, 'dI(-&)r)
drier/dryer ('drI(-&)r)
flier/flyer ('flI(-&)r)
hire/higher ('hI(-&)r)
liar/lier/lyre ('lI(-&)r)
sire/sigher ('sIr, 'sI(-&)r)
tire/tier ('tIr, 'tI(-&)r)
wire/why're ('wIr)
Sound: Iz
(prize/prise) ('prIz)
sighs/size ('sIz)
wise/whys/why's/[Y's] (wIz)
Sound: It
bite/bight/byte ('bIt)
knight/night ('nIt)
might/mite ('mIt)
rite/right/write/wright ('rIt)
cite/sight/site ('sIt)
recite/resight/resite (ri-'sIt)
slight/sleight ('slIt)

Sound: O [go]

Sound: O
oh/owe/[O] ((')O)
bow/beau ('bO)
doe/dough/[do] ('dO)
flow/floe ('flO)
ho/hoe ('hO)
lo/low ('lO)
know/no ('nO)
roe/row/[rho] ('rO)
sew/so ('sO)
slow/sloe ('slO)
throw/throe ('thrO)
toe/tow ('tO)
Sound: Och
broach/brooch ('brOch)
Sound: Od
bode/bowed ('bOd)
load/lode/lowed ('lOd)
mode/mowed ('mOd)
ode/owed ('Od)
road/rode/rowed ('rOd)
toad/toed/towed ('tOd)
Sound: [OI]
roil/royal ('roi(-&)l)
Sound: Ok
yolk/yoke ('yOk)
Sound: Ol
boll/bole/bowl ('bOl)
cole/coal ('kOl)
hole/whole ('hOl)
holy/holey/wholly ('hO-lE)
pole/poll ('pOl)
role/roll ('rOl)
sole/soul/Seoul ('sOl)
tole/toll ('tOl)
bold/bowled ('bOld)
hold/holed ('hOld)
sold/souled/soled ('sOld)
told/tolled ('tOld)
Sound: Om
comb/combe ('kOm, 'küm)
roam/Rome ('rOm)
Sound: On
groan/grown ('grOn)
loan/lone ('lOn)
moan/mown ('mOn)
shone/shown ('shOn)
sone/sewn/sown ('sOn)
throne/thrown ('thrOn)
Sound: Or
boar/bore/Boer ('bOr)
for/fore/(four/[4]) ('fOr)
forward/foreword ('for-w&rd, 'fOr-w&rd)
oar/or/ore/o'er ('Or)
poor/pore/pour (pOr)
soar/sore ('sOr)
your/you're/yore (yOr)
board/bored ('bOrd)
gourd/gored ('gord, 'gOrd)
hoard/horde/whored ('hOrd)
sword/soared ('sOrd)
coarse/course ('kOrs)
hoarse/horse ('hors, 'hOrs)
soars/sores ('sOrz)
forth/fourth ('fOrth)
born/borne ('bOrn)
Sound: Ot
mote/moat ('mOt)
rote/wrote ('rOt)
Sound: Otch
brooch/broach ('brOch)
Sound: Oz
hose/hoes ('hOz)
knows/nose/(noes/nos) ('nOz)
rows/rose/roes ('rOz)

Sound: U/yü

Sound: ü
toupee/to-pay (tü-'pA)
pupil/pupal ('pyü-p&l)
yew/you/ewe/[U] ('yü)
use/yews/ewes/[U's] ('yüz)
yule/you'll ('yü(&)l, 'yul, 'y&l)

Sound: a [ash]

Sound: a[ks]
tacks/tax ('taks)
Sound: ach
bach/batch ('bach)
catch/ketch ('kach, 'kech)
Sound: ad
ad/add ('ad)
Sound: ak
acclimation/acclamation ("a-kl&-'mA-sh&n)
rack/wrack ('rak)
sac/sack ('sak)
Sound: al
palette/pallet ('pa-l&t)
pall/pol/Paul ('pol, 'päl)
Sound: am
dam/damn ('dam)
jam/jamb ('jam)
lam/lamb ('lam)
Sound: an
cannon/canon ('ka-n&n)
canvas/canvass (kan-v&s)
manner/manor ('ma-n&r)
band/banned ('band)
ant/aunt ('ant, '[a']nt)
cant/can't ('kant)
Sound: ap
capital/capitol ('ka-p&-t&l)
rap/wrap ('rap)
rapper/wrapper ('ra-p&r)
rapping/wrapping ('ra-pi[ng])
rapped/wrapped ('rapd)
Sound: ar
aerial/Ariel ('ar-E-&l)
barren/baron ('bar-&n)
heir/air/ere/err ('ar, 'er)
heirs/airs/errs ('arz, 'erz)
bare/bear ('bar)
fair/fare ('far)
(fairy/faery)/ferry ('far-E)
hair/hare ('har)
(carat/karat)/caret/carrot ('kar-&t)
pair/pear/pare ('par)
stair/stare ('star)
tear/tare ('tar)
there/their/they're ('[th]ar, '[th]er)
theirs/there's ('[th]arz)
where/wear/ware/weir ('war)
marry/merry/Mary ('mar-E)
Sound: a[sh]
cache/cash ('kash)
Sound: ast
cast/caste ('kast)
Sound: at
mat/(matte/matt)/Matt ('mat)
Sound: av
have/halve ('hav)
Sound: az
ascent/assent (&-'sent)

Sound: au [cow]

Sound: au
bow/bough ('bau)
chow/ciao ('chau)
(plow/plough) ('plau)
sow/sough ('sau)
Sound: aul
foul/fowl ('fau(&)l)
Sound: aun
council/counsel ('kaun(t)-s&l)
councillor/counselor ('kaun(t)-s(&-)l&r)
Sound: aur
hour/our ('au(-&)r)
flour/flower ('flaur, 'flau(-&)r)

Sound: e [ten]

Sound: e[ch]
retch/wretch ('rech)
Sound: ed
bread/bred ('bred)
led/lead ('led)
medal/meddle ('me-d&l)
pedal/peddle ('pe-d&l)
red/read ('red)
Sound: ek
reck/wreck ('rek)
Sound: el
ex/[X] ((')eks)
(ef/[F]) ('ef)
ell/(el/[L]) ('el)
(em/[M]) ('em)
(en/[N]) ('en)
(es/[S]) ('es)
cell/sell ('sel)
cellar/seller ('se-l&r)
Sound: en
ben/been/Ben ('ben)
cent/sent/scent ('sent)
cents/scents/sense ('sents, 'sen(t)s)
censer/censor/sensor ('sen(t)-s&r)
centaury/Centaurii ('sen-"tor-E)
dense/dents ('den(t)s, 'dents)
presence/presents ('pre-z&n(t)s, 'pre-z&nts)
residence/residents ('re-z&-d&n(t)s, 're-z&-d&nts)
Sound: ep
step/steppe ('step)
Sound: ery
berry/bury/Barry ('ber-E)
vary/very ('ver-E)
Sound: es
desert/dessert ('de-z&rt, di-'z&rt)
rest/wrest ('rest)
Sound: ether
weather/wether/whether ('we-[th]&r)
Sound: et
wet/whet ('wet)
metal/mettle ('me-t&l)

Sound: & [pun]

Sound: &
aloud/allowed (&-'laud)
bazaar/bizarre (b&-'zär)
Sound: &l
idyll/idle/idol ('I-d&l)
muscle/mussel ('m&-s&l)
Sound: um
come/cum ('k&m, 'kum)
plum/plumb ('pl&m)
rum/rhumb ('r&m, 'r&m(b))
some/sum ('s&m)
Sound: un
undo/undue ('&n-dü)
concent<archaic>/consent (k&n-'sent)
done/dun ('d&n)
none/nun ('n&n)
rung/wrung ('r&[ng])
(ton/tonne)/tun ('t&n)
son/sun ('s&n)
won/(one/[1]) ('w&n)
Sound: ur
berth/birth ('b&rth)
colonel/kernel ('k&r-n&l)
currant/current ('k&r-&nt)
earn/urn ('&rn)
fir/fur ('f&r)
gorilla/(guerilla/guerrilla) (g&-'ri-l&)
per/purr ('p&r)
turbine/turban ('t&r-bIn, 't&r-b&n)
bird/burred ('b&rd)
heard/herd ('h&rd)
word/whirred ('w&rd)
world/whirled/whorled ('w&r(-&)ld)
serf/surf ('s&rf)
hurts/Hertz ('h&rts, 'herts)
Sound: us
mustard/mustered ('m&s-t&rd)
Sound: ut
but/butt ('b&t)

Sound: i [hit]

Sound: ib
nibble/nybble ('ni-b&l)
Sound: i[ch]
witch/which ('wich)
Sound: ig
rigor/rigger ('ri-g&r)
Sound: ik
accede/exceed (ak-'sEd, ik-'sEd)
accept/except (ik-'sept)
Sound: il
chilly/(chili/chilli)/Chile ('chi-lE, 'chE-(")lA)
build/billed ('bild)
Sound: im
cymbal/symbol ('sim-b&l)
him/hymn ('him)
immanent/imminent ('i-m&-n&nt)
limb/limn ('lim)
Sound: in
in/inn ('in)
principle/principal ('prin(t)-s(&-)p&l)
mince/mints ('min(t)s, 'mints)
prince/prints ('prin(t)s, 'prints)
Sound: i[ng]
links/lynx ('li[ng]ks, 'li[ng](k)s)
ring/wring ('ri[ng])
sink/(sync/synch) ('si[ng]k)
ringer/wringer ('ri[ng]-&r)
Sound: ir
dear/deer ('dir)
hear/here ('hir)
peer/pier ('pir)
sear/seer/sere ('sir)
shear/sheer ('shir)
tear/tier ('tir)
cereal/serial ('sir-E-&l)
serious/Sirius ('sir-E-&s)
Sound: is
discrete/discreet (dis-'krEt, di-'skrEt)
dissent/descent (di-'sent)
Sound: it
whit/wit ('wit)
its/it's ('its)

Sound: o [law] or ä [mop]

Sound: o
paw/pa ('po)
profit/prophet ('prä-f&t)
Sound: od
odd/awed ('äd)
sod/sawed ('säd, 'sod)
Sound: ok
bloc/block ('bläk)
balk/Bach ('bok)
chalk/chock ('chok, 'chäk)
(calk/caulk)/cock ('kok)
doc/dock ('däk)
hawk/hock ('hok, 'häk)
(loch/lough)/lock ('läk)
nock/knock ('näk)
roc/rock ('räk)
stalk/stock ('stok, 'stäk)
Sound: ol
all/awl ('ol)
altar/alter ('ol-t&r)
ball/bawl ('bol)
call/caul ('kol)
hall/haul ('hol)
mall/maul ('mol)
bald/balled/bawled ('bold)
Sound: on
awn/on ('än, 'on)
fawn/faun ('fän)
fond/fawned ('fänd)
dawn/don/Dawn/Don ('don, 'dän)
Sound: or
aureole/oriole ('or-E-"Ol, 'Or-E-"Ol, 'or-, -E-&l)
are/ar[R] ('är)
chord/cord/cored (kord, 'kOrd)
(sergeant/serjeant)/Sargent ('sär-j&nt)
war/wore ('wor)
bard/barred ('bärd)
ward/warred ('word)
Sound: orn
mourn/morn ('morn)
warn/worn ('worn, 'wOrn)
Sound: ar
(marshal/marshall)/martial ('mär-sh&l)
arc/ark ('ärk)
hart/heart ('härt)
Sound: at
aught/ought ('at)
caught/cot ('kot, 'kät)
knot/naught/not ('nät)
rot/wrought ('rät)
taught/taut/tot ('tot, 'tät)
daughter/dotter ('do-t&r, 'dä-t&r)
Sound: oz
paws/pause ('poz)
claws/clause/Claus[Santa] ('kloz)

Sound: u [foot]

Sound: ud
wood/would ('wud)


Sound: ü [loot]

Sound: oo
blew/blue/bleu ('blü)
cue/queue/[Q] ('kyü)
cues/queues/[Q's] ('kyüz)
dew/do/due ('dü)
flew/flue/flu ('flü)
lieu/loo/Lou ('lü)
knew/gnu/new/[nu] ('nü)
shoo/shoe ('shü)
slue/slew/slough (slü)
threw/(through/thru) ('thrü)
to/too/(two/[2]) ('tü)
who/whoo ('hü)
Sound: ood
brood/brewed ('brüd)
crude/crewed (krüd)
dude/dewed ('düd)
mood/mooed ('müd)
rood/rude/rued ('rüd)
Sound: ool
dual/duel ('dü-&l, dü(-&)l)
Sound: oom
gloom/glume ('glüm)
toom/tomb ('tüm)
Sound: oon
lune/loon ('lün)
Sount: oop
droop/drupe ('drüp)
troop/troupe ('trüp)
Sound: oot
chute/shoot ('shüt)
lute/loot ('lüt)
suit/soot ('süt)
Sound: ooz
bruise/brews ('brüz)
cruise/crews/cruse ('krüz)
choose/chews ('chüz)
ruse/rues ('rüz)
whose/who's ('hüz)

Notes on words

  • Pronunciation symbols are from Merriam-Webster dictionary.
  • The list was based on American English spellings.
  • Different spellings of identical words are grouped with parentheses.
  • Symbols, numbers/letters are in brackets.
  • There is some ambiguity over homophones since there are different pronunciations of words.

Notes on inclusion

  • A few common nonenglish words are included.
  • Contracted words are included.
  • A few double-words are included. (A word can sound like two words in sequence)
  • Plural nouns, and tensed verbs are included.
  • Some well known proper names (first or last) are included, although this allows endless additions.

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