scyes, scythes, sighs , size

The words scyes, scythes, sighs , size sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do scyes, scythes, sighs , size sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: scyes, scythes, sighs , size are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun

    Plural form of <xref>scye</xref>.

  1. :: noun

    Plural form of <xref>scythe</xref>.

  1. :: noun

    Plural form of <xref>sigh</xref>.

  2. :: verb

    Third-person singular simple present indicative form of <xref>sigh</xref>.

  1. :: noun

  2. :: noun

    Considerable extent, amount, or dimensions.

  3. :: noun

    Any of several gelatinous or glutinous substances usually made from glue, wax, or clay and used as a glaze or filler for porous materials such as paper, cloth, or wall surfaces.

  4. :: transitive verb

    To treat or coat with size or a similar substance.

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About Homophones

Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.

If they are spelled the same then they are also homographs (and homonyms); if they are spelled differently then they are also heterographs (literally "different writing").