sleigh/slay -- Is there a term for such a pair?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Nov 26 15:44:35 UTC 2002

On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 09:39:10AM -0600, Gerald Cohen wrote:
>   I received the query below. Can anyone help?  The answer is not
> "homonym," for which both spelling and pronunciation must be
> identical, e.g. "quail" nn. and "quail" verb).

I believe _homophone_ is the usual term for words pronounced
the same but spelled differently.

Jesse Sheidlower

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