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heteronym (HET-uhr-uh-nim) noun
A word that has the same spelling as another word but with a different pronunciation and meaning.
In the following poem, each end-word is heteronymic:
Listen, readers, toward me bow.
In a pure heteronymic pair, the two words must be etymologically unrelated, as in bass, buffet, deserts, dove, entrance, lead, moped, unionized, wind, and wound.
This week's theme: Naming the nyms, by Richard Lederer.
A full cup must be carried steadily. -English proverb
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