What do you call 2 words that are spelled the same but sound different?

I mean like "wind" in the wind blew hard last night, and wind your watch.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    What is a heteronym?

    A pair (or group) of heteronyms are words that have the same spelling (they are homographs) but different pronunciation (they are heterophones) and also different meanings.

    It's much easier to grasp this idea with a few examples:

    Excuse - Please excuse me while I think of an excuse.

    Polish - Tell the Polish cleaners to polish the floor.

    Minute - The button was so minute that it was a minute before I found it.

    Wind - Hopefully the wind will be strong enough to wind the windmill.

    Record - It's the referee's job to record the new world record.

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    5 years ago

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    What do you call 2 words that are spelled the same but sound different?

    I mean like "wind" in the wind blew hard last night, and wind your watch.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Homonymy-two words sound and are written the same but are different in meaning.

    Homograph-words spelled the same but pronounced differently.

    Source(s): The Structure of Modern English by Brinton
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  • 1 decade ago

    Just don't bring that topic up, and you won't have to worry what you call it.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it's call homonym

  • 1 decade ago

    homophone i think

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