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Words with Silent Letters

 

Homophones

same pronunciation
different spelling
different meaning

 

a

air heir ere ... aisle isle I'll ... altar alter ... ant aunt ... ate eight

b

balm bomb ... bare bear ... base, bass instrument ... beach beech ... beat beet
beau bow ... been bin ... beer bier ... berry, bury ... berth birth ... bedding betting ...
billed build ... bite byte ... blew, blue ... boar bore ... board bored ... born borne
boro borough burro burrow ... bough bow ... boll bowl
brake break ... bread bred ... bridal bridle ... buy by bye

c

cache cash ... capital capitol ... cast, caste ... cell sell ... cent sent scent ... cereal serial
cheap cheep ... check cheque Czech ... chews choose ... choral coral
cite sight site ... close clothes ... coarse course ... colonel kernel
complement compliment ... core corps ... coup coo

d

dam damn ... dear deer ... dew do due ... doe dough ... done dun ... ducks ducts

e

earn urn

f

fair fare ... fill Phil ... find fined ... for (unstressed) fir fur
flea flee ... flew flu flue ... flour flower
for fore four ... forth fourth ... freeze frees frieze

g

groan grown

h

hair hare ... heard herd ... hear here ... heed he'd ... hi high
him hymn ... higher hire ... hole whole ... hoarse horse ... hour our

i

it's its

j

Jim, gym

k

knight night ... knit nit ... knot not ... know no

l

lead n. led v ... lessen lesson ... liar lyre

m

meat meet mete ... mean mien ... moan mown ... mode mowed ... morning mourning

n

need knead ... new knew gnu ... night knight
Nome gnome ... none nun ... not knot

o

oar or ore ... one won

p

pain pane ... pear pair pare ... peace piece ... peak peek pique ... per purr
peer pier ... poor pore ... principal principle ... pudding putting

q

r

rain reign ... rap wrap ... read, reed ... read, red ... right rite wright
road rode ... rose rows ... rote wrote

s

sea see ... seas sees seize c's ... scene seen ... sell cell ... shone shown
shoe shoo ... sight site cite... slay sleigh ... some, sum ... son, sun
stair stare ... stationary stationery ... steal steel ... straight strait

t

t

taught taut ... their there they're ... threw through thru
throne thrown ... tie Thai ... thyme time ... to too two

u

u ewe you yew

v

vale veil ... vial vile

w

wail whale wale ... wait weight ... war wore ... ware wear where
warn worn ... way weigh whey ... what are you, what do you
weal wheel ... wine whine ... wrote rote

x

y

you yew ewe u ... your you're

z