Homophones

Homophones

What is a homophone – it is a word that has the same sound as another word but is spelled differently and has a different meaning:

to/two/too

there/their/they’re

pray/prey

Hint: The –phone ending means sound or voice, so a homophone has the same pronunciation.

 

Here is a break down of our Homophones we gave you earlier:

Our Homophone Word of the Week

WORD  Class  Meaning  Example
Affect usually a VERB to act on; produce an effect or change The tornado barreling towards us will AFFECT our picnic plans.
Effect usually a NOUN a result or consequence His sunburn was an EFFECT of exposure to the sun.
Advice NOUN an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action If you ADVISE a friend, you are giving her a piece of ADVICE.
Advise VERB to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following  see above.
Complement usually a NOUN if something complements something else, it completes it, enhances it, or makes it perfect. Your shirt COMPLEMENTS your eye colour.
Compliment usually a VERB to praise, or express admiration for someone. Something that is complimentary is usually free. COMPLIMENTS to the chef for such a lovely meal.
Device NOUN a thing made for a particular purpose; an invention or contrivance,especially a mechanical or electrical one You can DEVISE a plan using a DEVICE.
Devise VERB to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas
Discreet ADJECTIVE judicious in one’s conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect the famous playwright liked to dress DISCREETLY when he left his home
Discrete ADJECTIVE apart or detached from others; separate; distinct the robot had six DISCRETE parts
Flaunt usually a VERB to parade or display oneself conspicuously, defiantly, or boldly she liked to FLAUNT her wealth with expensive handbags
Flout usually a VERB to treat with disdain, scorn, or contempt; scoff at; mock some like to FLOUT the rules of propriety
Hoard NOUN a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc. the dragon sat on a HOARD of gold
VERB to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden or carefully guarded place “doomsday preppers” like to HOARD food
Horde usually a NOUN a large group, multitude, number, etc.; a mass or crowd there was a HORDE of tourists at the airport

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