Synonyms and Antonyms

What do you call words that sounds the same but have a different meaning?

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Homophones or Homonyms

Homophones are words that sound like other words but are spelled differently and have a different meaning

Homonyms are words that sound the same AND are spelled the same

but have different meanings

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