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English Homophones

English Homophones

Words that sound alike, but are spelled differently (usually different meanings).

Use cases

  • filter out dictionary words, resulting in a word list that reduces confusion for verbal password phrases
  • rhymes (song lyrics, poetry)
  • humor/jokes

Sources

Homophones are grouped, alphabetized with in group & among list (hopefully).

ad / add
ade / aid
affect / effect
ail / ale
air / ere / err / heir
aisle / I’ll / isle
ait / ate / eight
all / awl
allowed / aloud
ant / aunt
ante / anti
ar / are / r
arc / ark
ascent / assent
ate / eight
away / aweigh
aye / eye / I
bail / bale
bait / bate
bald / bawled
ball / bawl
band / banned
bare / bear
base / bass
b / be / bee
beach / beech
beat / beet
beau / bough / bow
been / bin
beer / bier
berth / birth
bight / bite / byte
billed / build
blew / blue
bloc / block
boar / bore
board / bored
boarder / border
bode / bowed
bolder / boulder
born / borne / bourn / bourne
boy / buoy
brake / break
bread / bred
bridal / bridle
broach / brooch
brouse / brows
but / butt
buy / by / bye
by / bye / buy
c / sea / see
cache / cash
capital / capitol
caret / carrot / carat / karat
cast / caste
cay / key / quay
cede / seed
cee / sea / see
cel / cell / sell
cell / sell
cellar / seller
censer / censor / sensor
census / senses
cent / scent / sent
cents / sense
cereal / serial
chased / chaste
chews / choose
chili / chilly
choral / coral
chorale / corral
chute / shoot
cite / sight / site
clause / claws
close / clothes
clothes / close
coarse / course
cocks / cox
colonel / kernel
complement / compliment
coo / coup
core / corps
creak / creek
crews / cruise
cue / queue
cygnet / signet
cymbal / symbol
d / dee
dam / damn
days / daze
dear / deer
defused / diffused
dew / do / due
die / dye
died / dyed
disc / disk
discreet / discrete
discussed / disgust
doe / dough
doughs / doze
draft / draught
earn / erne / urn
em / m
ewe / u / yew / you
eye / I
facts / fax
fain / feign
fair / fare
fairy / ferry
fare / fair
faze / phase
feat / feet
file / phial
find / fined
fir / fur
flair / flare
flea / flee
flew / flu / flue
flocks / phlox
floe / flow
flour / flower
flower / flour
for / fore / four
foreword / forward
forth / fourth
foul / fowl
frees / freeze / frieze
friar / fryer
g / gee
gait / gate
gene / jean
gild / guild
gneiss / nice
gnu / knew / new / nu
gored / gourd
gorilla / guerrilla
grate / great
grays / graze
grisly / grizzly
groan / grown
guessed / guest
guide / guyed
gym / Jim
hail / hale
hair / hare
hairy / Harry
hall / haul
halve / have
hart / heart
hay / hey
he'd / heed
heal / heel / he'll
hear / here
heard / herd
heroin / heroine
hew / hue
hi / high
higher / hire
him / hymm / hymn
hoar / whore
hoard / horde
hoarse / horse
hoes / hose
hold / holed
hole / whole
holey / holy / wholly
hour / our
idle / idol / idyl / idyll
ileum / ilium
in / inn
incite / insight
its / it's / it’s
jam / jamb
jeans / genes
jewel / joule
knap / nap
knead / kneed / need
knight / night
knit / nit
knot / naught / not
know / no
knows / nose / noes / no's
lay / lei
lays / laze / leas / leis
leach / leech
lead / led / lede
leak / leek
lean / lien
leased / least
lends / lens
lessen / lesson
liable / libel
liar / lyre
lie / lye
links / lynx
load / lode / lowed
loan / lone
lochs / locks / lox
loot / lute
made / maid
mail / male
main / mane
maize / maze
mall / maul
manner / manor
marshal / marshall / martial
massed / mast
mean / mien
meat / meet / mete
medal / meddle
might / mite
mince / mints
mind / mined
miner / minor
missed / mist
moan / mown
moat / mote
mode / mowed
moo / moue
mooed / mood
moor / more
moose / mousse
morning / mourning
muscle / mussel
mussed / must
mustard / mustered
navel / naval
nay / nee / neigh
nays / neighs
none / nun
o / oh / owe
oar / or / ore
one / won
overdo / overdue
p / pea / pee
paced / paste
pail / pale
pain / pane
pair / pare / pear
palate / palette
pall / pawl
passed / past
patience / patients
pause / paws
peace / piece
peak / peek / pique
peal / peel
pearl / perl
pedal / peddle
peer / pier
pi / pie
picks / pyx
pidgin / pigeon
pistil / pistol
plain / plane
plane / plain
pleas / please
plum / plumb
pole / poll
poor / pore / pour
praise / prays
praise / prays / preys
pray / prey
presence / presents
pride / pryed
prince / prints
principal / principle
profit / prophet
pros / prose
psalter / salter
psi / si / sigh
q / queue
quarts / quartz
quean / queen
quince / quints
rack / wrack
racket / racquet
rain / reign / rein
raise / rays / raze
rap / wrap
rapt / wrapped
read / red
read / reed
real / reel
recede / reseed
reek / wreak
rest / wrest
retch / wretch
review / revue
rho / roe / row
rhyme / rime
right / rite / wright / write
ring / wring
road / rode / rowed
roam / Rome
role / roll
root / route
rose / rows
rote / wrote
rough / ruff
rout / route
roux / rue
rye / wry
sachet / sashay
sacks / sax
sail / sale
sawed / sod
scene / seen
seam / seem
seamen / semen
sear / seer
seas / sees / seize
serf / surf
serge / surge
sew / so / sow
shake / sheik
shear / sheer
shoe / shoo
shore / sure
sic / sick
side / sighed
sighs / size
sign / sine
slay / sleigh
sleight / slight
slew / slue
sloe / slow
soar / sore
soared / sword
sole / soul
some / sum
son / sun
sonny / sunny
soot / suit
spade / spayed
staid / stayed
stair / stare
stake / steak
stationary / stationery
steal / steel
straight / strait
suede / swayed
suite / sweet
summary / summery
sundae / Sunday
t / tea / tee
tacks / tax
tail / tale
tare / tear
taught / taut
taut / taught
team / teem
tear / tier
teas / tease / tees
tease / tees
tense / tents
tern / turn
their / there / they're / they’re
threw / through
throne / thrown
thyme / time
tic / tick
tide / tied
tighten / titan
to / too / two
toad / toed / towed
toe / tow
told / tolled
toon / tune
tough / tuff
tracked / tract
troop / troupe
trussed / trust
urn / earn
use / ewes
vail / vale / veil
vain / vane / vein
vary / very
verses / versus
vial / vile
vice / vise
wade / weighed
wail / whale
waist / waste
wait / weight
waive / wave
walk / wok
want / wont
war / wore
ware / wear / where
warn / worn
wax / whacks
way / weigh / whey
we / wee
we'd / weed
we'll / wheel
we're / were
we've / weave
weak / week
weather / whether
weir / we’re
weld / welled
wen / when
we’d / weed
which / witch
whine / wine
whirled / world
whirred / word
who's / whose
whoa / woe
why / wye / y
wind / wined
wood / would
worst / wurst
yoke / yolk
yore / your / you’re
you'll / yule
your / you're / yore
Sioux / sue
Wales / whales
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