List of Homophones in English [Infographic]

Published on November 21, 2020 | Updated on June 19, 2024

homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning.  A homophone may also differ in spelling.

Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms.

A Homograph is a word that shares the same written form as another word but has a different meaning

Homonyms, broadly defined, are words which sound alike or are spelled alike, but have different meanings

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List of Homophones

List of Homophones A to D

 ad add
 allowed aloud
 altar alter
 ate eight
 aye eye
 band banned
 be bee
 bean been
 beat beet
 billed build
 blew blue
 board bored
 but butt
 buy by
 cell sell
 cent scent
 cereal serial
 close cloze
 council counsel
 dear deer

List of Homophones E to K

 fair fare
 flea flee
 flew flu
 flour flower
 foreword forward
 hear here
 heard herd
 heroin heroine
 hi high
 higher hire
 him hymn
 hoard horde
 hour our
 idle idol
 in inn
 knead need
 knew new
 knight night
 knit nit
 knot not
 know no
 knows nose

List of Homophones L to R

 leak leek
 lessen lesson
 links lynx
 meat meet
 missed mist
 morning mourning
 muscle mussel
 naval navel
 oh owe
 one won
 pair pear
 pea pee
 peace piece
 peak peek
 rain reign
 raise rays
 read red
 real reel

List of Homophones S TO Z

 scene seen
 sea see
 side sighed
 slay sleigh
 some sum
 son sun
 stair stare
 stake steak
 stalk stork
 sweet suite
 there their
 threw through
 throne thrown
 to too
 waist waste
 wait weight
 waive wave
 war wore
 way weigh
 weak week
 we’d weed
 weather whether
 which witch
 whine wine
 wood would
Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English