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Homonyms are words that have different meanings, even though they are spelled the same way, while homophones are words with the same pronunciation and different meanings. Got it? Good! Now you're ready to play the quizzes in this category!   

There are 27 quizzes and 315 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  H is for Homophone Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Oct 06 12

A long time ago, there lived a man. The man was a very proficient writer but he still got very confused with his homophones. Can you help decipher the love letter he sent to his sweetheart?
Oct 06 12
4143 plays
trivia quiz  Which Witch? Editor choice 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Feb 17 18

Old Madge is trying out some new incantations. Give her a hand, eh?
Very Easy
AcrylicInk gold member
Feb 17 18
828 plays
trivia quiz  Three Words in One cool 15 questions
Very Easy, 15 Qns, CellarDoor, May 22 17

Some words in English really carry more than their fair share of the load. Here are fifteen words, each with at least three meanings. See if you can guess the word from the definitions provided.
Very Easy
CellarDoor gold member
May 22 17
1695 plays
trivia quiz  Nursery Rhyme Heteronyms cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nannanut, May 24 09

Heteronyms are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings when they are pronounced differently - like Polish and polish. Follow the nursery rhyme characters and their clues in capitals to find each heteronym.
May 24 09
2667 plays
trivia quiz  Double Meanings: Heteronymic Headlines cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, May 14 06

Can you find the single word with two meanings, each with its own pronunciation, that will make a headline for my stories? Detailed instructions will be given in the first question. (American pronunciation used)
May 14 06
2070 plays
trivia quiz  Maid of the Missed cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Dec 13 12

Can you help Maid Marion with her homophones as she prepares for her wedding?
Very Easy
Dec 13 12
1158 plays
trivia quiz  What Do You Call A Stinky Chicken? cool 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, asutbone, Jun 24 03

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. In this quiz, you'll be given a clue (like what do you call a stinky chicken). You come up with the homophonic answer (foul fowl). Make sure your answers make sense.
Jun 24 03
4002 plays
trivia quiz  Identical but Not Alike 3 cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Creedy, Nov 03 17

Can you name these homonyms - words similar in spelling and pronunciation, but with different meanings? Australian pronunciation is used throughout. Have fun.
Very Easy
Creedy gold member
Nov 03 17
726 plays
trivia quiz  Game, Set, Match! 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Dec 06 14

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. Game, set, match sounds like the end of a game of tennis, or is it an eager dance step to a prospective marriage partner?
Very Easy
Lottie1001 gold member
Dec 06 14
723 plays
trivia quiz  A very orderly quiz 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, mixit, Apr 24 11

4 meanings, 4 answers. Not only do I give you the questions, but all the answers are also right, write, rite. Only one catch, you have to get them in the correct order. I am Aussie and so are the Q & A's.
Apr 24 11
1053 plays
trivia quiz  Many a Slip 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Feb 09 15

The English language is full of homonyms - words with the same spelling and sound, but different meanings. Try not to make a slip as you look for the odd one out 'twixt cup and lip.
Lottie1001 gold member
Feb 09 15
555 plays
trivia quiz  Homophone Twists 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, djsgal, Jun 28 07

Use the clues to figure out a common word or phrase, only replace one of the words with a homophone. Ex: "What are evenings with King Arthur and his men?" Ans: "Nights of the Round Table" (replace "Knights"). Have fun!
Jun 28 07
849 plays
trivia quiz  Aye, Eye, I 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Lottie1001, Feb 17 15

Aye, eye, I! Yes, see, me! Some words are so simple that they sound like a single letter. Can you identify the letters which sound like the words indicated?
Lottie1001 gold member
Feb 17 15
699 plays
trivia quiz  Dew Ewe No You're Homophones? 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, klinski_1987, Mar 21 16

Marshall has mustard the martial two help him site sum incorrect homophones inn his re-sent righting. It seams sum pee pull are having a ruff time trying too reed it. Wont yew aide them?
Mar 21 16
552 plays
trivia quiz  One Word, Two Meanings 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Pick61, Oct 27 12

I will give you two meanings to a single word. You must choose the proper word.
Very Easy
Oct 27 12
1608 plays
trivia quiz  H is for Homophone [2] 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 27 15

And 'ere be the start of my story, me hearties, about the time I secreted away on the famous pirate ship, the Pot of Gold, looking for hidden treasure. I now need help from you to write my memoirs, you rapscallion, as I get confused with my homophones.
Very Easy
Feb 27 15
462 plays
trivia quiz  Same Word, Different Meaning 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, support5, Mar 15 07

Some claim that Mandarin Chinese is the most difficult language to learn, but think how many English speaking countries there are. Now ask yourself, "How many of these people speak the "Queen's English"?
Mar 15 07
1866 plays
trivia quiz  I Don't Know Whether It's Wether Weather! 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, workisboring, Mar 04 14

This quiz celebrates homophones starting with the letter W. A clue will be given asking for a homophone of the capitalized word.
Very Easy
workisboring gold member
Mar 04 14
672 plays
trivia quiz  Same Sound Words 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Jan 22 02

Nothing 'shocking' about homonyms. Some words simply have a completely different orthography, and different meaning and yet are spoken with exactly the same sounds. See if you can fill out the blanks with the correct 'false cousins'.
Jan 22 02
5445 plays
trivia quiz  Ambiguous Words 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, chrissie25, Jun 18 10

Lots of words used to refer to food have meanings with absolutely nothing to do with food. This quiz covers a few of those words. The active word is in CAPS.
Very Easy
Jun 18 10
1356 plays
trivia quiz  Double Meaning Words 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, richicago, Jun 21 05

The English language includes quite a few words that have more than one meaning, depending upon the context in which they are used. In each of the following questions, I will give you the two definitions that fit that specific word.
Jun 21 05
1266 plays
trivia quiz  From A to P - Homonyms 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, morge22, Apr 10 09

This quiz is mainly about you having to try to fill in the correct homonyms...(A homonym is a word that is pronounced the same as another word, but spelt differently, or with a different meaning.) I hope you like it! *Does not follow the alphabet.*
Very Easy
Apr 10 09
2589 plays
trivia quiz  Same Sound Words 2 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 03 02

Same sound, different orthography and different meaning is what is typical of the words asked for in this quiz. Blanks to be filled in. Number of letters given as a hint.
Feb 03 02
4704 plays
trivia quiz  More Stinky Chickens 25 questions
Average, 25 Qns, asutbone, Jul 07 03

Once again, homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently (a stinky chicken would be a foul fowl). The rules are the same for this quiz as the original. Good luck. Note: American English pronunciation.
Jul 07 03
1425 plays
trivia quiz  Chilly, Chilli or Chile? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Dead_Walker74, Feb 15 13

This quiz will delve into oft confused homonyms Chilly, Chilli, and Chile. How well do you know the usage of each word?
Feb 15 13
1785 plays
trivia quiz  Eye No The Wrong Homophones! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, DoveHouse, Jan 14 13

The answers to these questions all require you to work out the homophones e.g. purchase, farewell = buy bye. Do yew no yore Homophones? Sea how well ewe do with these.
DoveHouse gold member
Jan 14 13
612 plays
trivia quiz  They Sound Alike to Me 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, finlady, Jun 10 01

Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings. I will give the clue "Between the ribs and hips - makes ill use of._________ _________" Answer: waist waste Be careful to put answers in the correct order! One space between words.
Jun 10 01
1104 plays
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