What Are Heterophones?

What’s an example of a Homograph?

Homographs are words that have same spelling but can be used in different meanings and/or pronunciations.

For examples – wind, bear, founded, wound, row, evening, bat etc… The usual pronunciation is similar to ‘I’ in the words ‘is’ or ‘in’.

Wind means blowing air..

What are the 20 examples of Homographs?

Homograph Examplesagape – with mouth open OR love.bass – type of fish OR low, deep voice.bat – piece of sports equipment OR an animal.bow – type of knot OR to incline.down – a lower place OR soft fluff on a bird.entrance – the way in OR to delight.evening – smoothing out OR after sunset.fine – of good quality OR a levy.More items…

Is read a Heteronym?

Read is also a heteronym because the present tense and past tense forms of the verb are pronounced differently but spelled identically: I want to read the sequel today because I read the first book yesterday.

What are some examples of Heterophones?

HeterophonesWord /diction/Meaningread /reed/ or /ri:d/to look at written languagetear /teer/ or /ti:r/a drop of eye fluidwind /wind/breeze2 more rows

What is Heteronyms and their examples?

Heteronyms are words that are spelled identically but have different meanings when pronounced differently. For example: Lead, pronounced LEED, means to guide. However, lead, pronounced LED, means a metallic element. Compare heteronyms to homographs, homophones, and homonyms.

What are some examples of homonyms?

Examples of HomonymsAddress – to speak to / location.Air – oxygen / a lilting tune.Arm – body part / division of a company.Band – a musical group / a ring.Bark – a tree’s out layer / the sound a dog makes.Bat – an implement used to hit a ball / a nocturnal flying mammal.Bright – very smart or intelligent / filled with light.More items…