Homophones Word List in English

Homophone means pronounced the same as another word. However the words which are homophones have different meanings and/or spellings.

(“Homo-” means the same, “-phone” means sound. “Homophone” means the same sound.)


  • The words “mail” and “male” are homophones. ( They are pronounced the same but we can not use “mail” instead of “male” in a sentence.)
  • The words “sea” and “see” are homophones. ( They are pronounced the same but we also can not use “sea” instead of “see” in a sentence. )

You can see more homophones in the homophones word list above.

Word Homophone Word Homophone
accessary  accessory  ad  add
ail ale  air heir
aisle I’ll, isle  al awl
allowed aloud  arc ark
aren’t aunt ate eight
auger augur auk orc
aural oral away aweigh
awe oar axel axle
aye eye, I bail bale
bait bate baize bays
bald bawled ball bawl
band banned bare bear
bark barque baron barren
base bass bazaar bizarre
be bee  beach beech
bean been beat beet
beer bier bel bell
berry bury berth birth
bight bite billed build
bitten bittern blew blue
boar bore board bored
bold bowled boos booze
born borne bough bow
boy buoy braid brayed
braise brays brake break
bread bred briadl bridle
but butt buy by, bye
buyer byre calendar calender
cast caste caster castor
caught court cede seed
ceiling sealing cell sell
censer censor cent scent, sent
cereal serial cheap cheep
check cheque choir quire
chord cord cite site
clack claque clew clue
climb clime close cloze
coal kohl complacent complaisant
coo coup cops copse
council counsel cousin cozen
creak creek crews cruise
cue queue curb kerb
currant current cymbol symbol
dam damn days daze
dear deer descent dissent
desert dessert deviser divisor
dew due die dye
discreet discrete doe doh, dough
done dun douse dowse
draft draught dual duel
earn urn eery eyrie
ewe yew, you faint feint
fah far fair fare
farther father fate fête
faun fawn fay fey
faze phase feat feet
fie phi file phial
find fined fir fur
fizz phiz flair flare
flaw floor flea flee
flex flecks flew flu, flue
floe flow flour flower
foaled fold for fore, four
foreword forward fort fought
forth fourth foul fowl
franc frank freeze frieze
friar fryer furs furze
gait gate galipot gallipot
gallop galop gamble gambol
gays gaze genes jeans
gild guild gilt guilt
giro gyro gnaw nor
gneiss nice gorilla guerilla
grate great greave grieve
greys graze grisly grizzly
groan grown guessed guest
hail hale hair hare
hall haul hangar hanger
hart heart haw hoar, whore
hay hey heal heel, he’ll
hear here heard herd
he’d heed heroin heroine
hew hue hi high
higher hire him hymn
ho hoe hoarse horde
hoard horde hoarse horse
holey holy, wholly hour our
idle idol in inn
indict indite it’s its
jewel joule key quay
knave nave knead need
knew new knight night
knit nit knob nob
knock nock knot not
know no knows nose
laager lager lac lack
lade laid it’s its
lain lane lam lamb
laps lapse larva lava
lase laze law lore
lay ley lea lee
leach leech lead led
leak leek lean lien
lessen lesson  levee levy
liar lyre licence license
licker liquor lie lye
lieu loo links lynx
lo low load lode
loan lone locks lox
loop loupe loot lute
made maid mail male
main mane maize maze
mall maul manna manner
mantel mantle mare mayor
mark marque marshal martial
marten martin mask masque
maw more me mi
mean mien meat meet, mete
medal meddle metal mettle
meter metre might mite
miner minor, mynah mind mined
missed mist moat mote
mode mowed moor more
moose mousse morning mourning
muscle mussel naval navel
nay neight nigh nye
none nun od odd
ode owed oh owe
one won packed pact
packs pax pail pale
pain pane pair pare, pear
palate palette, pallet pascal paschal
paten patten, pattern pause paws, pores, pours
pawn porn pea pee
peace piece peak peek, peke, pique
peal peel pearl purl
pedal peddle peer pier
pi pie pica pika
place plaice plain plane
pleas please plum plumb
pole poll poof pouffe
practice practise praise prays, preys
principal principle profit prophet
quarts quartz quean queen
rain reign, rein raise rays, raze
rap wrap raw roar
read reed, red real reel
reek wreak rest wrest
retch wretch review revue
rheum room right rite, wright, write
ring wring road rode
roe row role roll
roo roux, rue rood rude
root route rose rows
rota rotor rote wrote
rough ruff rouse rows
rung wrung rye wry
saver savour spade spayed
sale sail sane seine
satire satyr sauce source
saw soar, sore scene seen
scull skull sea see
seam seem sear seer, sere
seas sees, seize sew so, sow
shake sheikh shear sheer
shoe shoo sic sick
side sighed sign sine
sink synch slay sleigh
sloe slow sole soul
some sum son sun
sort sought spa spar
staid stayed stair stare
stake steak stalk stork
stationary stationery steal steel
stile style storey story
straight strait sweet suite
swat swot tacks tax
tale tail talk torque
tare tear taught taut, tort
te tea, tee team teem
tear tier teas tease
terce terse tern turn
there their threw through
throes throws throne thrown
thyme time tic tick
tide tied tire tyre
to too, two toad towed
told tolled tole toll
ton tun tor tore
tough tuff troop troupe
tuba tuber vain vane
vale veil vial vile
wail wale wain wane
waist waste wait weight
waive wave wall waul
war wore ware wear, where
warn worn wart wort
watt what wax whacks
way weigh, whey we wee, whee
weak week we’d weed
weal we’ll wean ween
weather whether weaver weever
weir we’re were whirr
wet whet wheald wheeled
which witch whig wig
while wile whine wine
whirl whorl whirled world
whit wit white wight
who’s whose woe whoa
wood would yaw yore, your, you’re
yoke yolk you’ll yule

Source: http://www.singularis.ltd.uk/bifroest/misc/homophones-list.html


  1. SANDIP SHARMA April 11, 2017
  2. Ragab June 16, 2017