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While these words are sometimes called "homonyms" (same words), they are more accurately called homographs(same writing). The term homonym is more frequently applied to words that are spelled differently but sound the same (homophones). Homographs are often impossible to identify without context clues.

Homographs often appear as noun/verb pairs such as

tear (crying) and tear (to rip)

mean (cruel), mean (an average), and mean (defines)

There is a large list of homograph examples at the related link.

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Q: What words are spelled the same but have different meanings and pronunciations?
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Which terms is defined as words that are spelled the same but have different meanings and pronunciations?

Homophone


What are words called that are spelled the same but have different pronunciations?

Homophones. If they are spelt the same they are called homographs and homonyms.


Words such as minute meaning 60 seconds and minute meaning tiny are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings are pronunciations how are these words are called?

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What is it called when two words are spelled the same but have different pronunciations Example Bass a type of fish and Bass A musical instrument?

Heteronyms is the correct answer.Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Heteronyms are a type of homograph that are also spelledthe same and have different meanings, but sound different.


What is the name of 2 words that are spelled the same but have 2 different pronunciations for example record-verb and record-noun?

Well, technically in the example you used, "record" (noun) and "record" (verb) are"Homographs". They are words that share the same spelling but have different meanings. Since "record" (noun) and "record" (verb) also have different pronunciations, they are also "Heteronyms".But to answer your question, two words that are spelled the same but have different pronunciations are called Heteronyms.


Words that are spelled the same but have different meanings?

they are homophones


What are words that are spelled alike with different meanings?

Homograph.


What do you call words that are spelled the same but have different meanings?

Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Homonyms are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Words that both sound the same and are spelled the same and both homonyms (same sound) Fair, as in country fair and fair as in reasonable for example


What do we call words which are spelled the same?

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What is the name of words that are spelled the same but have different meanings?

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What are words that are spelled alike but have different meanings?

These are called homonyms.


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