you'll, yule

The words you'll, yule sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do you'll, yule sound the same even though they are completely different words?

The answer is simple: you'll, yule are homophones of the English language.

  1. ::

    Contraction of you will.

  1. :: noun

    Alternative capitalization of Yule

Definitions from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition, from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 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").