what is the word that is used to discribe words
that sound alike but are spelled differently i.e.
knight / night?
They are called homonyms:Originally Posted by Bonnie
homophones are words that are spelled differently, but sound the same (e.g., knight, night; bare, bear; see, sea)
homographs are words that are spelled the same and sound the same, but they have different meanings (e.g., flag pole: a long slender rod, North Pole: polarity; fingernail, nail & hammer)
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