Multinyms
Triple/Quadruple/Quintuple/Sextuple Homonyms


According to some definitions, a homonym is a word with the same pronunciation as, but different meaning than, another word. Thus, homonyms come in pairs (at least). However, some remarkable homonyms come in triples, as you may here behold.

Triplets:

Quadruplets:

Quintuplets:

Sextuplets:

Septuplets:


Acknowledgements:

Thanks to Steve Schaefer for disqualifying "idyl", and for proposing the "medal/meddle/metal/mettle" quadruplet.

Thanks to Terry Stickels for sharing the results of her own research.

Thanks to David Norton for offering a number of new homonyms.

Thanks to Walton McNutt for the "their", "mall", "ton" and "taught" families.

Thanks to Carlos Augusto for correcting my explanation of réis.

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Last modified on 08 April 2013.