won't, wont

The words won't, wont sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do won't, wont sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: won't, wont are homophones of the English language.

  1. :: noun-possessive

    Contraction of will not.

  1. :: adjective

    Accustomed or used: "The poor man is wont to complain that this is a cold world” ( Henry David Thoreau).

  2. :: adjective

    Likely: chaotic as holidays are wont to be.

  3. :: noun

    Customary practice; usage. See Synonyms at habit.

  4. :: verb-transitive

    To make accustomed to.

Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition and Wordnik.

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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").