Homographs, Homophones, and Homonyms #3, by Dennis Oliver
In yesterday's Hint we learned that homographs are
words with the
origins, or pronunciations.
for two days ago, we learned that homophones are
same pronunciation, but different
What, then, are homonyms?
Answer: Some references say that homonyms
are words with the
and pronunciation but different meanings (like
"highest surface," top meaning "a
kind of spinning
top meaning "to
better or more than"). Other references use
homophones. It's confusing!