Phonetics Resource for the Students of IPA

English Homophones

The Collection of English Homophones

(Homophone is a word that sounds the same as another but is different in spelling, meaning, and origin)

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

French phrases, -man/-men compounds,



A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

a aye eh

ad add

adds ads adze

ail ale

ails ales

air Ayr e'er ere heir

airs heirs

airy eyrie

aisle isle I'll

aisles isles

aitches h's

Ali alley

all awl

allowed aloud

alms arms

altar alter

altars alters

analyst annalist

analysts annalists

Anne an

arc ark

arcs arks

are r

aren't aunt

Arguses argosies

Artie arty

ascent assent

ascents assents

auger augur

augers augurs

aught ought

aural oral

aureole oriole

aureoles orioles

away aweigh

awe ore or

awes oars ores

ax axe

ay aye eye i I

ayed eyed I'd

ayes ays eyes i's


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

b be

b's bees

baa bah

baaed bard barred

baas bars

bad bade

bail bale

bailed baled

bailing baling

bails bales

bait bate

baited bated

baiting bating

baits bates

baize bays

bald balled

ball bawl

balled bawled

balling bawling

balls bawls

balm barm

balmy barmy

banded bandied

bang bhang

banns bans

bare bear

barer bearer

bares bears

baring bearing

bark barque

barks barques

baron barren

base bass

based baste

bawd board

bawds boards

bay bey

be bee

beaches beeches

bean been

beat beet

beaters betas

beau bo bow

beaux bows

beer bier

beers biers

beetle betel

beetles betels

bell belle

belles bells

berg burg

bergs burgs

Bern burn

berries buries

berry Bury bury

berth birth

better bettor

betters bettors

bight bite

bights bites

billed build

blew blue

boar bore

board bored

boarder border

boars bores

Boche bosh

bode bowed

Boers boas

bold bowled

bolder boulder

bole boll bowl

boles bolls bowls

bomb-sight bomb-site

bomb-sights bomb-sites

boos booze

borders boarders

born borne bourne

bough bow

boughs bows

boy buoy

boys buoys

brae bray

braes braise brays

braid brayed

brake break

brakes breaks

braking breaking

breach breech

bread bred

Brest breast

brewed brood

brews bruise

bridal bridle

bridals bridles

Brighton brighten

Britain Briton

broach brooch

broaches brooches

brows browse

bruit brute

bruits brutes

budges budgies

bur burr

burrs burs

bused bussed bust

but butt

buy by bye

buys byes


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

c sea see

c's seas sees seize

cache cash

cached cashed

caches cashes

caching cashing

calk caulk Cork cork

calked caulked corked

calking caulking corking

calks caulks corks

call caul

callous callus

calls cauls

Calne khan

calve carve

calved carved

calves carves

calving carving

candid candied

Cannes can

cannon canon

cannons canons

canvas canvass

canvases canvasses

Capt capped

carat carrot karat

carats carrots karats

Carole carol

Carrie carry

cast caste

caster castor

casters castors

castes casts

caught court

cause caws cores

Cavan cavern

cawed chord cord cored

cede seed

ceded seeded

cedes seeds

ceding seeding

ceiling sealing

cell sell

cellar seller

cellars sellers

cells sells

censer censor

censers censors

cent scent sent

cents scents

cereal serial

cereals serials

cession session

cessions sessions

chard charred

chased chaste

chauffeuse chauffeuses

chaws chores

cheap cheep

chews choose

Chile chilli chilly

choc chock

chocks chocs

choir quire

choirs quires

choler collar

cholers collars

chorale corral

chorales corrals

chords cords

chute shoot

chutes shoots

cite sight site

cited sighted sited

cites sights sites

citing sighting siting

citrous citrus

clanger clangour

Claude clawed

clause claws

climb clime

climbs climes

coal kohl

coaled cold

coaming combing

coarse corse course

corses courses

coarser courser

coat cote

coats cotes

coax cokes

cocks cox

coddling codling

coign coin quoin

coigns coins quoins

coir coyer

Colne cone

colonel kernel

colonels kernels

complement compliment

complementary complimentary

complements compliments

conker conquer

conkers conquers

coo coup

cookie cooky

coos coups

copies kopjes

cops copse

Copt copped

copy kopje

core corps

council counsel

councillor counsellor

councillors counsellors

councils counsels

cousin cozen

cousins cozens

coward cowered

Cowes cows

creak creek

creaks creeks

Crewe crew

crewed crude

crews cruise cruse

cruises cruses

cubical cubicle

Cupar cooper

curb kerb

curbs kerbs

currant current

currants currents

Currie curry

cygnet signet

cygnets signets

cymbal symbol

cymbals symbols

Cyprus cypress

Czech check cheque

Czechs checks cheques


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

daisies dazes

Daisy daisy

dam damn

dammed damned

damns dams

Dane deign

Danes deigns

daws doors

days daze

deanery denary

dear deer

Derek derrick

descent dissent

descents dissents

desert dessert

deserts desserts

Devizes devises

dew due

Di die dye

diarist direst

died dyed

dies dyes

dire dyer

discreet discrete

doe doh dough

does dohs doze

doggie doggy

dollar dolour

dollars dolours

Dolly dolly

done dun

dost dust

Doug dug

douse dowse

doused dowsed

douses dowses

dousing dowsing

draft draught

drafted draughted

drafting draughting

drafts draughts

drawers draws

droop drupe

droops drupes

dual duel

ducked duct


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

e's ease

earn urn

earns urns

eaves eves

Eddie eddy

eerie eery eyrie

effed eft

elicit illicit

elusive illusive

ensure insure

ensured insured

ensures insures

ensuring insuring

Ernest earnest

ewe U yew you

ewes U's use yews

eyelet islet

eyelets islets


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

feted fated

feting fating

fain feign

faint feint

fainted feinted

fainting feinting

faints feints

fair fare

fairs fares

fallacies phalluses

farther father

faun fawn

fauns fawns

feat feet

few phew

find fined

Finn fin

Finns fins

fir fur

firs furs furze

fisher fissure

fishers fissures

flair flare

flairs flares

flawed floored

flaws floors

flea flee

fleas flees

flecks flex

flew flu flue

flocks phlox

floe flow

floes flows

flour flower

floured flowered

flourier flowerier

flouriest floweriest

flouring flowering

flours flowers

floury flowery

foaled fold

for fore four

formally formerly

foul fowl

fouled fowled

fouler fowler

fouling fowling

fouls fowls

Frances Francis

Frank franc frank

Franks francs franks

frays phrase

frees freeze frieze

freezes friezes

friar frier

friars friers

fungous fungus


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

g gee

Gael gale

Gaels gales

gaff gaffe

gaffes gaffs

gage gauge

gaged gauged

gages gauges

gaging gauging

gait gate

gaits gates

Gallup gallop

gamble gambol

gambled gambolled

gambles gambols

gambling gambolling

gaud gored

Gaul gall

Gauls galls

gauze gores

gays gaze

geezer geyser

geezers geysers

Gene Jean

gibe gybe jibe

gibed gybed jibed

gibes gybes jibes

gibing gybing jibing

gild guild

gilder guilder

gilders guilders

gilds guilds

gilt guilt

Goole ghoul

gorilla guerrilla

gorillas guerrillas

Gorky gawky

grade grayed greyed

grate great

grater greater

grays graze greys

greaves grieves

groan grown

groin groyne

groins groynes

guessed guest

guide guyed

Guy guy

Guy's guise guys


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

hail hale

hairs hares

hall haul

halls hauls

handsome hansom

hangar hanger

hangars hangers

hart heart

hawed hoard horde

haws whores

hay hey

he'd heed

he'll heal heel

healed heeled

healing heeling

heals heels

hear here

heard herd

hears here's

heroin heroine

Herr hair hare

Herren heron

hertz hurts

hewed hued

hews hues

hi hie high

hide hied

higher hire

him hymn

ho hoe

hoar whore

hoards hordes

hoarse horse

hoes hose

hold holed

hole whole

holes wholes

holloa hollow

holloas hollows

Hoo who

hookahs hookers

hoop whoop

hooped whooped

hooping whooping

hoops whoops

hour our

hours ours

house how's

Hugh hew hue

humerus humorous


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

idle idol

idles idols

in inn

Inc ink

indiscreet indiscrete

inns ins

invade inveighed

ion iron

ions irons


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

j jay

j's jays

jam jamb

jambs jams

Jeanie genie

Jill gill

Jim gym


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

K Kay

kail kale

key quay

keys quays

knap nap

knapped napped

knapping napping

knaps naps

knave nave

knaves naves

knead need

kneaded needed

kneading needing

kneads needs

knew new

knight night

knightly nightly

knights nights

knob nob

knobble nobble

knobbles nobbles

knobs nobs

knot not

know no

knows nos nose


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

laager lager

laagers lagers

lacks lax

lade laid

lain lane

lakh lark

lakhs larks

lam lamb

lama llama

lamas llamas

lambed lammed

lambing lamming

lambs lams

laps lapse

larva lava

lasses lassies

laud lord

lauded lorded

lauding lording

lauds lords

lawn lorn

lay ley

lays laze

laze leys

leach leech

leaches leeches

lead led

leader lieder

leaf lief

leak leek

leaks leeks

leas lees

leased least

Leeds leads

Leigh lea lee

Lent leant

lessen lesson

lessens lessons

levee levy

levees levies

Leven leaven

Lewes Lewis

liar lyre

liars lyres

lichen liken

lie lye

lies lyes

lieu loo

lightening lightning

limb limn Lymne

limbed limned

limbs limns

lineally linearly

links lynx

lions Lyons

literal littoral

literals littorals

lo low

loan lone

loch lock lough

lochs locks loughs

lode lowed

loos lose

loot lute

loots lutes

lor lore

loyalist loyallest

lumbar lumber


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

Mach Mark mark marque

macs max

made maid

mail male

mails males

Maine main mane

mains manes

maize Mays maze

manikin mannequin

manikins mannequins

manner manor

manners manors

mantel mantle

mantels mantles

mare mayor

mares mayors

marks marques

marshal martial

marten martin

martens martins

mask masque

masks masques

masseurs masseuse masseuses

mat matt

me mi

mead meed

meads meeds

mean mien

means miens

meat meet mete

meatier meteor

meats meets metes

medal meddle

medals meddles

meddler medlar

meddlers medlars

meeting meting

metal mettle

meter metre

meters metres

mews muse

might mite

mind mined

miner minor

miners minors

minks minx

minors mynahs

missed mist

misses missies Mrs missus

mo mow

moan mown

moat mote

moats motes

mode mowed

mood mooed

moor Moore

moose mousse

mooses mousses

morn mourn

morning mourning

morns mourns

mucous mucus

muscle mussel

muscles mussels

mussed must

mustard mustered


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

nee nay

Nat gnat

naval navel

nay neigh

'neath Neath

Neil kneel

Nell knell

net nett

nets netts

Nice niece

nicks nix

none nun


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

o oh owe

o'er oar or ore

o's owes

oarsman oarsmen

ode owed

one won

overate overrate

oversea oversee

overseas oversees

oxeyed oxide

Oxon oxen


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

p pea pee

p's peas pease pees

pa pah

paced paste

packed pact

packs pax

paean peon

paeans peons

pail pale

pails pales

pain pane

pains panes

pair pare pear

paired pared

pairing paring

pairs pares pears

palette pallet

palettes pallets

palls pawls

pandas panders

par parr

parrs pars parse

passed past

patten pattern

pattens patterns

Paul pall pawl

pause paws pores pours

pawed pored

pawn porn

peace piece

peak peek peke

peaked peeked

peaking peeking

peaks peeks pekes

peal peel

pealed peeled

pealing peeling

peals peels

Pearl pearl purl

pearled purled

pearling purling

pearls purls

pedal peddle

pedalled peddled

pedals peddles

peddler pedlar

peddlers pedlars

peer pier

peers piers

per purr

pervade purveyed

Pete peat

petrel petrol

phew whew

Philip fillip

pi pie

pies pis

pistil pistol

pistils pistols

pitied pitted

place plaice

plain plane

plained planed

plaining planing

plains planes

pleas please

plum plumb

plumbs plums

Pole pole poll

Poles poles polls

Polly poly

poof pouf pouffe

poofs pouffes poufs

Poole pool

populace populous

pore pour

pored poured

poring pouring

poses posies

poseurs poseuse

practice practise

practices practises

praise prays preys

pray prey

prayed preyed

praying preying

premise premiss

premised premissed

premises premisses

premising premissing

pride pried

pries prise prize

primacies primuses

principal principle

principals principles

prised prized

prises prizes

prising prizing

profit prophet

profits prophets

program programme

programmes programs

pros prose

pseud sued

purest purist

put putt

puts putts

putted puttied

puttee putty

puttees putties


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

Q cue queue

Q's cues queues

quarts quartz

quietest quietist


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

R are

rack wrack

racket racquet

rackets racquets

radical radicle

radicals radicles

raid rayed

rain reign rein

rained reigned reined

raining reigning

rains reigns reins

raise rase rays raze

raised rased razed

raiser razor

raisers razors

raises rases

raising rasing

rancour ranker

rap wrap

rapped rapt wrapped

rapping wrapping

raps wraps

Ray ray re

read reed

read red

reads reeds

rear rhea

rears rheas

reigning reining

Rennes wren

rep repp

rest wrest

rested wrested

resting wresting

rests wrests

retches wretches

revere revers

reveres revers

review revue

reviews revues

Rex wrecks

Rheims reams

rheum room

Rhodes roads

rigger rigour

riggers rigours

right rite wright write

righting writing

rights rites wrights writes

ring wring

ringer wringer

ringers wringers

ringing wringing

rings wrings

road rode rowed

roc rock

rocks rocs

roe row

role roll

roles rolls

Rome roam

rood rude rued

roomer rumour

roomers rumours

root route

rooted routed

rooting routing

roots routes

Rose roes rose rows

rotas rotors

rote wrote

rough ruff

roughed ruffed

roughing ruffing

roughs ruffs

rouse rows

rues ruse

rung wrung

Ryde ride

rye wry


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

sac sack

sacks sacs sax

sail sale

sails sales

sane seine

sauce source

sauces sources

saver savour

savers savours

scene seen

schemas schemers

scull skull

sculled skulled

sculls skulls

seam seem

seamed seemed

seaman seamen semen

seaming seeming

seams seems

sear seer sere

sears seers

secs sex

serf surf

set sett

sets setts

sewer sower

sewers sowers

shake sheik

shakes sheikhs

shear sheer

sheared sheered

shearing sheering

shears sheers

shire shyer

shoe shoo

shoeing shooing

shoes shoos

'shun shun

sic sick

sicks six

side sighed

sighs size

sign sine

signs sines

Sikhs seeks

silvan silvern sylvan

Sioux Sue

slay sleigh

slaying sleighing

slays sleighs

sleight slight

sleights slights

sloe slow

sloes slows

so soh sew sow

soar sore

soared sword

soars sores

sold soled

sole soul

soles souls

some sum

son sun

sonny sunny

sons suns

sort sought

spade spayed

spars spas

spec speck

specks specs

staid stayed

stair stare

stairs stares

stake steak

stakes steaks

stalk stork

stalks storks

stationary stationery

steal steel

stealing steeling

steals steels

step steppe

steppes steps

sties styes

stile style

stiles styles

Stirling sterling

stoop stoup

stoops stoups

storey story

storeyed storied

storeys stories

straight strait

straights straits

studded studied

sty stye

Styx sticks

succour sucker

succours suckers

suite sweet

suites sweets

sumac sumach

summary summery

Sunday sundae

swat swot

swats swots

swatted swotted

swatting swotting

Syston cistern


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

t tea tee ti

t's teas tease tees

tacked tact

tacks tax

tail tale

tails tales

talk torque

talks torques

taper tapir

tapers tapirs

tare tear

tares tears

taught taut

taxes taxis

team teem

teamed teemed

teaming teeming

teams teems

tear tier

tears tiers

tec tech

techs tecs

tel tell

template templet

templates templets

tenner tenor

tenners tenors

tern turn

terns turns

their there they're

theirs there's

Thorne thorn

threw thro' through thru

throe throw

throes throws

throne thrown

thyme time

tic tick

ticks tics

tide tied

tided tidied

tighten titan

tightens titans

tike tyke

tikes tykes

tire tyre

tires tyres

to too two

toad toed towed

toe tow

toeing towing

toes tows

told tolled

tonne ton tun

tonnes tons tuns

tor tore

tracked tract

trews trues

troop troupe

trooper trouper

troopers troupers

troops troupes

trussed trust

tubas tubers

tunas tuners

'twill twill

Tyne tine


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

'un an


vain vane vein

vale veil

vales veils

vanes veins

Venus venous

veracious voracious

veraciously voraciously

vial viol

vials viols


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

wade weighed

wail wale whale

wailed whaled

wailing whaling

wains wanes

waist waste

waists wastes

wait weight

waited weighted

waiting weighting

waits weights

waive wave

waived waved

waiver waver

waivers wavers

waives waves

waiving waving

wales whales

Wales wails wales

war wore

ward warred

Ware ware wear where

wares wears where's

waring wearing

warn worn

watcher wotcher

watt what wot

wattle what'll

watts what's

wax whacks

way weigh whey

Wayne wain wane

ways weighs

we wee

we'd weed

we'll weal wheel

we've weave

weak week

weakly weekly

weald wheeled wield

wealds wields wheels

Wear we're weir

weather wether

weathers wethers

wees wheeze

weld welled

wen when

wens when's

were whir whirr

wet whet

wether whether

wets whets

wetted whetted

wetting whetting

which witch

Whig wig

Whigs wigs

while wile

whiled wild

whiles wiles

whin win

whine wine

whined wind wined

whines wines

whining wining

whirl whorl

whirled whorled world

whirls whorls

whirred word

whirrs whirs

whit wit

whites wights

whither wither

who's whose

whoa wo woe

why y

Wight white wight

windlass windless

won't wont

wood would


A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y

Y's whys wise

yaws yours

yoke yolk

yokes yolks

yore your you're

you'll yule



A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y


agent provocateur agents provocateurs

aide-de-camp aides-de-camp

billet-doux billets-doux

cor anglais cors anglais

corps de ballet corps de ballets

coup de grace coups de grace

coup d'etat coups d'etat

enfant terrible enfants terribles

fait accompli faits accomplis

fianc_e fianc_ee

fianc_ees fianc_es

fleur-de-lys fleurs-de-lys

Grand Prix Grands Prix

nom de plume noms de plume

nouveau riche nouveaux riches

tour de force tours de force



A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y


aircraftman aircraftmen

airman airmen

alderman aldermen

anchorman anchormen

backwoodsman backwoodsmen

bandsman bandsmen

batman batmen

batsman batsmen

boatman boatmen

brakeman brakemen

Bushman Bushmen

busman busmen

chairman chairmen

chapman chapmen

clansman clansmen

clergyman clergymen

congressman congressmen

countryman countrymen

cracksman cracksmen

craftsman craftsmen

cragsman cragsmen

dalesman dalesmen

draftsman draftsmen draughtsman

dustman dustmen

Dutchman Dutchmen

Englishman Englishmen

ex-serviceman ex-servicemen

exciseman excisemen

fieldsman fieldsmen

fireman firemen

fisherman fishermen

footman footmen

foreman foremen

freedman freedmen

freeman freemen

Frenchman Frenchmen

freshman freshmen

frogman frogmen

frontiersman frontiersmen

gentleman gentlemen

gentleman-at-arms gentlemen-at-arms

groundsman groundsmen

guardsman guardsmen

gunman gunmen

hangman hangmen

helmsman helmsmen

henchman henchmen

herdsman herdsmen

highwayman highwaymen

horseman horsemen

houseman housemen

huntsman huntsmen

husbandman husbandmen

Indiaman Indiamen

infantryman infantrymen

Irishman Irishmen

journeyman journeymen

juryman jurymen

kinsman kinsmen

landsman landsmen

layman laymen

lineman linemen

linesman linesmen

longshoreman longshoremen

madman madmen

marksman marksmen

merchantman merchantmen

merman mermen

midshipman midshipmen

militiaman militiamen

milkman milkmen

motorman motormen

night-watchman night-watchmen

nobleman noblemen

Northman Northmen

nurseryman nurserymen

patrolman patrolmen

placeman placemen

plainsman plainsmen

ploughman ploughmen

pointsman pointsmen

policeman policemen

postman postmen

quarryman quarrymen

raftsman raftsmen

rifleman riflemen

roundsman roundsmen

salesman salesmen

Scotchman Scotchmen

Scotsman Scotsmen

seaman seamen

seedsman seedsmen

showman showmen

sidesman sidesmen

signalman signalmen

spokesman spokesmen

sportsman sportsmen

statesman statesmen

steersman steersmen

switchman switchmen

swordsman swordsmen

townsman townsmen

tradesman tradesmen

trencherman trenchermen

tribesman tribesmen

vestryman vestrymen

watchman watchmen

waterman watermen

Welshman Welshmen

yachtsman yachtsmen

yeoman yeomen