Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelt differently and have a different meaning.
The word homophone comes from the Greek words: homo, meaning ‘same’ and phone, meaning ‘sound’, i.e., words that sound the same.

Examples of homophones:

aloud allowed
bored board
break brake
buy by
great grate
meat meet
pale pail
pain pane
principle principal
red read
rode road
sail sale
sea see
waist waste
way weigh
Week Weak
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