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Homophones #2

For each word, guess (and correctly spell) its homophone.
A homophone is a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently
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Last updated: March 18, 2018
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First submittedFebruary 18, 2013
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Word
Homophone
Piece
Peace
Fare
Fair
Seed
Cede
Band
Banned
Faint
Feint
Size
Sighs
Sweet
Suite
Gored
Gourd
Word
Homophone
We
Wee
Hail
Hale
Lax
Lacks
Soar
Sore
Mall
Maul
Son
Sun
Hole
Whole
Naval
Navel
Word
Homophone
Horse
Hoarse
Pray
Prey
Owed
Ode
Barren
Baron
Groan
Grown
Build
Billed
Wade
Weighed
Ceiling
Sealing
104 Recent Comments
+9
Level 47
Oct 2, 2015
Gourd and gored aren't homophones. Gourd rhymes with toured and gored rhymes with bored.
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Level 75
Oct 2, 2015
To me (from England), all four words you quote are pronounced the same way but even in the UK other regions pronounce words very differently so its hard to please everyone with this kind of quiz.
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Level 63
Oct 2, 2015
That was the only one I didn't get, and I pronounce them differently too. But I looked it up: ɡôrd (to rhyme with 'bored') and ɡo͝ord (to rhyme with 'toured') are both valid pronunciations.
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Level 25
Apr 21, 2021
big fan of ur work!!!! pls make a new saturday stumper
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Level 60
Oct 2, 2015
I'm an American from the east coast and most people I've met say I have a general American accent without any regional affectations, and the only one of those words I pronounce differently is toured. I pronounce everything else like I would pronounce Ford.
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Level 75
Oct 7, 2015
Same here with my Upper South accent. I say, "Toored".
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Level 45
May 10, 2024
Those four words are all pronounced the same
+14
Level 18
Oct 2, 2015
I enjoyed this, but it was tough! Ended up getting so desperate that I tried "oui" for "we".
+6
Level 82
Sep 28, 2021
better than me. I tried Wii, like the video game console.
+1
Level 44
Apr 25, 2024
So did I.
+2
Level 83
Oct 2, 2015
Fayre as well as fair?
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Level 70
Oct 2, 2015
100%.
+2
Level 71
Oct 4, 2015
Please accept "fayre" for fair as well (a spelling often used in the UK) :)
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Level 38
Oct 4, 2015
How about "mole" for "mall" and "hall" for "hole"?
+8
Level 89
Apr 22, 2019
Ta f?
+5
Level 78
Dec 31, 2020
What accent do you speak in?
+2
Level 53
Nov 15, 2015
Too many options... seat, Swede, bend, bent, whores, etc. Bad quiz.
+2
Level 69
Feb 6, 2016
You pronounce seat and Swede the same as each other, and sweet and suite? You pronounce bend and bent the same as each other, and banned and band? You pronounce whores the same as horse and hoarse? I honestly can't think for the life of me what accent would do that, but even if you do, the vast vast majority (not even just Americans, also most other native English speakers) of people don't speak like that.
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Level 69
Feb 6, 2016
Can I have seeling for ceiling? Like, "come, seeling night, scarf up the tender eye of pitiful day"? :P
+1
Level 46
Apr 16, 2017
much harder than you think it will be.Good quiz
+12
Level 84
Aug 29, 2017
If you say them with juuuuust the right accent, "avocado" and "lumberjack" are homophones.
+7
Level 89
Apr 22, 2019
And the both rhyme with hull.
+3
Level 72
Sep 21, 2017
What about hull as in the hull of a ship for hole
+5
Level 73
Jul 28, 2018
What about it? If you pronounce both of these the same, then you're getting at least one of them wrong.
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Level 69
Nov 30, 2017
I kept trying gaud for gored - they do sound identical to me but maybe no coz gaud isn’t exactly in everyday use ?
+5
Level 77
Jul 27, 2018
In which corner of the globe do gored and gourd sound the same? Gourd to me rhymes with endured.
+1
Level 66
May 9, 2024
close enough imo
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Level 55
May 9, 2024
Er mah gerd
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Level 35
Nov 30, 2017
And can we have hull for hole, as in the hull of a ship. I must have typed it three times
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Level 89
Apr 22, 2019
One is a long O, one is a schwa, uh.

On the subject of ships you might as well say butt and boat are pronounced the same way.

"Nice boat."

"Me or my wife?"

+2
Level 76
Nov 30, 2017
I literally thought it was oui or whee for we, I feel that they should be accepted too.
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Level 23
May 11, 2024
oui is french
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Level 36
Jan 3, 2018
Fayre is pronounced the same as fair and fare so i think it should be accepted as well
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Level 63
Jun 27, 2018
USA: 350 million people.

The rest of the world: 6.650 billion people.

We far outweigh the people of the US, so stop tailor-making your quizzes to cater to their linguistic style only. Put a disclaimer on your quizzes otherwise that states: you WILL NOT GET THIS if you don't speak/sound like an American.

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Level 70
Jun 28, 2018
Most of those 6.650 billion people don't speak English at all and so would not pronounce these words in any way. I got most of these and I am British. But if the quiz is based on any particular accent maybe there should be a disclaimer but most of them work in all accents I have heard.
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2018
In a few hundred years, no one will speak English, there will be no more USA, and white people will only live in tiny enclaves.

Can't wait for the updated quizzes!

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Level 78
Dec 31, 2020
What do you mean by that?
+9
Level 56
Jul 27, 2018
Or...if you're not American, create your own quiz and fill it with whatever you want. Most of the people who create these quizzes are American but it doesn't have to be that way. Stop complaining and change what you don't like.
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Level 77
Sep 28, 2021
It'd be impossible to cater to every single accent and dialect of English. Just use the Queen's English.
+4
Level 49
Jul 9, 2018
Saw ends with an 'aw' sound. Nothing like sore or soar which has an 'or' sound
+5
Level 49
Jul 27, 2018
sore and soar also end in an 'aw' sound, for nawmal people.
+4
Level 32
Jun 21, 2021
How could you say ‘saw’ differently? Do you say it like ‘wow’?
+2
Level 51
May 9, 2024
They probably say it like "Leviosaah"
+4
Level 72
Jul 27, 2018
Would "lacs" (plural of lac) not also work for "lax?"
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Level 60
Oct 15, 2023
Lacs should be accepted.
+1
Level 71
Jul 27, 2018
I was hopelessly stuck on Piece because I read it as "Pierce" and I was trying everything I could think of to get it until I realized what it actually said. /facepalm
+1
Level 56
Jul 27, 2018
Just say em out loud and you'll get them.
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Level 59
Jul 27, 2018
Although I got the correct answer, I do not pronounce "horse" and "hoarse" the same way. For me "horse" rhymes with "arse," and "hoarse" rhymes with "source."
+9
Level 73
Jul 28, 2018
Seriously, in what universe does horse rhyme with arse? Horse rhymes with morse, surely?
+1
Level 44
Apr 25, 2024
Irish?
+2
Level 72
Jul 27, 2018
I pronounce barren and baron differently. Perhaps that's just me.
+1
Level 44
Apr 25, 2024
I am wondering whether I do. Still debating with myself.
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Level 44
May 9, 2024
I agree. It's very slight (sleight?), but the "o" in baron can be arguably be pronounced correctly as it is in the word "on," whereas the "e" in barren is pronounced more like "uhn"
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Level 82
Jul 27, 2018
Whores and saw for horse and soar respectively, surely?
+4
Level 62
Jan 31, 2019
Whores ends in a Z sound. Horse ends in an S sound.
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2018
For maul, I roll the vowel sound so it sounds more like (m)awl. People in the Washington, DC talk like that and I picked it up. But then, in DC, wall sounds like wawl, so I guess that's still a homophone.
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Level 45
Jul 30, 2018
100% with 3:45 to go.. loved it.
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Level 46
Aug 2, 2018
Never mind about all your accents. I use a baren regularly when making woodcuts or linocuts: Merriam-Webster define it as: "a pad of twisted cord covered with paper, cloth, and bamboo leaf with which a printmaker transmits pressure typically by rubbing to paper". It is pronounced the same as barren/baron.
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Level 41
Feb 26, 2019
A quiz like this is difficult to be accurate for a world-wide audience. There is no 'right' way of pronouncing these words. But perhaps the quiz should either specify the region from which the accent is derived, or allow other accent specific homophones as correct answers.
+3
Level 48
Mar 29, 2019
You should accept 'sais'.

They are what Raphael uses!

+3
Level 87
Sep 13, 2021
I thought the same thing, so I looked it up. Apparently, the plural of sai is also sai.
+1
Level 82
Aug 1, 2019
Give peas a chance
+2
Level 40
Oct 14, 2020
Build and billed are not homophones

Gored and gourd are not homophones

+6
Level 62
Sep 28, 2021
Yes, they are.

Yes, they are.

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Level 44
Apr 25, 2024
Build and billed may be, but claiming that "gourd" does not rhyme with "endured" shows how limited your outlook is.
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Level 77
Sep 28, 2021
OK, I'm curious how you could possibly pronounce billed and build differently. Do you pronounce it "bill-ed", like "learn-ed"?
+3
Level 74
Dec 22, 2020
I pronounce ceiling like see-ling and sealing like seal-ing
+1
Level 85
Sep 29, 2021
But seal and seel are pronounced the same?
+2
Level 60
Oct 15, 2023
I think they mean they say them with different syllable lengths.
+2
Level 74
Oct 15, 2023
I stand by this comment 3 years later. I say these words differently. I'm surprised no one else has mentioned this.
+1
Level 78
Dec 31, 2020
Completed with 3:48 remaining! 😁
+1
Level 36
Apr 9, 2021
Got stuck on barren/baron because I kept spelling it with two Rs 😭good quiz!!
+2
Level 46
Sep 13, 2021
Challenging one for sure, missed Size - Sighs & Seed - Cede.
+1
Level 66
Sep 28, 2021
Oh gawd, you missed one
+1
Level 77
Sep 28, 2021
Consider accepting sais (plural of sai)? Channeling my inner ninja turtle.
+1
Level 67
Sep 28, 2021
Can Mole be accepted for Mall and be W-h-o-r-e-s be accepted for Horse?
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Level 28
Sep 28, 2021
I tried mole as well and wondered why it didn't work
+2
Level 66
Sep 28, 2021
Kinda tricky, as my English pronunciation is quite phonetic. Had to think how Americans pronounces the words.
+2
Level 85
Sep 29, 2021
Personally, I disagree that "groan" and "grown" are homophones, and think that "fear" is a homophone of "fare". But different countries have different dialects I guess.
+3
Level 56
Jun 9, 2022
kiwi?
+1
Level 85
May 10, 2024
Yep, Kiwi
+3
Level 67
Nov 22, 2021
For We I immediately thought Oui
+1
Level 56
Jun 9, 2022
same
+1
Level 36
Mar 15, 2022
me in 2018: apparently couldnt get sweet/suite

me in 2022: remembered suite no trouble but took forever to remember gourds existed, kept trying gaud despite knowing it was incorrect for over a minute

+1
Level 56
Jun 9, 2022
im not american, don't they pronounce hall and haul like hole? also mole and mall?
+2
Level 77
Jul 2, 2023
Not in most US dialects, no. "Hall," "haul," and "mall" have an "ah" sound, while, "hole" and "mole" have an "oh" sound.
+1
Level 56
Aug 31, 2022
couldnt hull work for hole?
+1
Level 67
Apr 21, 2023
Not pronounced the same way
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Level 41
Jan 15, 2023
can't believe I forgot naval and navel were spelled differently
+1
Level 67
Apr 21, 2023
I seem to always miss Sealing for some reason
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Level 80
May 24, 2023
Should accept "moll" for "mall" (as in "___ Flanders" or "gangster's ____").
+2
Level 55
May 9, 2024
"Ned" and "paradise" definitely don't sound the same
+2
Level 69
Jan 2, 2024
Do Americans really pronounce "gored" and "gourd" the same?
+1
Level 88
May 9, 2024
Yes. I've lived most of my life in the southern US, and to me both words rhyme with each other, as well as with words like moored, bored, and ford. How do you pronounce them?
+1
Level 43
Feb 10, 2024
Heil for homophone for hail?
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Level 51
May 9, 2024
in german, heil is pronounced like bUYs but shorter
+1
Level 23
Feb 26, 2024
What happened to my English? Four fails. My household was build for that ode inn ceiling the sealing. What a sad song. Had bean a bit gored bout singing in the reign den...
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Level 66
May 9, 2024
*size*
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Level 72
May 9, 2024
Please add whee. It's in dictionaries. And it was my first guess
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Level 66
May 9, 2024
Got them all, but barren/baron definitely took me a little bit to figure out. Probably a regional thing, but those 2 words aren't homophones in the way I pronounce them (ber-ən vs ber-uhn, respectively).
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Level 15
May 9, 2024
i didn't get any right i was thinking of piece of cake you know😭
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Level 45
May 10, 2024
how on earth are you guys pronouncing gourd and gored that are saying they don't rhyme 💀
+1
Level 56
May 13, 2024
i read the title wrong