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Beau vs bow

Beau and bow are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of beau and bow, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A beau is a lady’s boyfriend, a suitor or sweetheart of a lady. Beau may also mean a fashionable young man, though it is rarely used. The plural form of beau may be rendered as beaux or beaus. The word beau is a … [Read more...]

Teas vs tease

Teas and tease are two words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the differing definitions of teas and tease, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Teas are drinks made from the dried leaves of certain bushes. Some teas such as herbal teas may include dried twigs, berries or fruits. Tea may be served hot or iced. The word tea may also refer to the bushes … [Read more...]

Hi vs high

Hi and high are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the differing definitions of hi and high, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Hi is an exclamation of greeting, an abbreviated way to say hello. The word hi was first used as a Middle English word, probably as a variant of the word hey and used to attract someone’s attention. The use of the … [Read more...]

Baron vs barren

Baron and barren are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of baron and barren, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Baron is the lowest rank of British nobility. The form of address for a baron is “Lord”. Other Europeans also use the social rank of baron. The word baron is also used figuaratively to designate a powerful person in … [Read more...]

Bark vs barque

Bark and barque are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words bark and barque, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Bark has several non-related meanings. First, bark may mean the explosive cry of an animal, most often a dog or seal. Bark may also be used figuratively to mean an explosive laugh or cough. Bark is used as a … [Read more...]

Bobble vs bauble

Bobble and bauble are two words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words bobble and bauble, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Bobble has two, distinct definitions. First, bobble may mean a ball of material, usually wool, that is used to decorate clothing, hats or home furnishings. Bobble is also used as a verb to mean to fumble a … [Read more...]

Ate vs eight

Ate and eight are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which means they are homophones. We will examine the definitions of ate and eight, where these terms came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Ate is the past tense of eat, which means to consume food. The word eat is derived from the Old English word etan, meaning to devour food, to consume. The word eat is a transitive verb, which is a verb that takes an … [Read more...]

Mare vs mayor

Mare and mayor are two words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of mare and mayor, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A mare is an adult female horse, donkey, burro or other equine animal. The word mare is derived from the Old English word mere, meaning female equine. The plural form is mares. A mayor is the leader of a village, town … [Read more...]

Moose vs mousse

Moose and mousse are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of moose and mousse, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A moose is a large animal with antlers that is found in the northern forests of America, Europe, and Asia. It is of the deer family. The plural form is moose, not mooses or meese. The word moose is derived from the … [Read more...]

Mode vs mowed

Mode and mowed are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of mode and mowed, where they came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A mode is the manner in which something is experienced, the method by which something occurs, the way someone expresses or does something. Mode may also refer to an option in the way a particular device may operate. Mode is … [Read more...]

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