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Help for crossword clues

Homophones (Greek phono = I sound; homo = the same) are words which have the same sound but different meanings or origins, e.g. pale (of colour) and pail (bucket).

The word homonym (Greek onoma or onym = name) is a more general term and covers both homophones and homographs.

Homonyms are defined as words which are spelt or sound the same, but have a different meaning.

Homographs (Greek grapho = I write) are words which are spelt the same, but have different origins or meanings, e.g. minute on a clock and minute (with the accent on the first syllable), which means very small indeed.

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