Term: Homograph


Homographs are words that are written the same way but have different meanings and often different pronunciations:

'Wind' can mean the movement of air when talking about the weather. It can also mean to follow a course or way that is not straight; the road winds through the mountains. These are different words with different pronunciations although they are written the same way.


See Also: Homonym; Homophone; Synonym; Antonym; Acronym

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