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Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#21948
Fun:*** (2.73)
Difficulty:** (1.67)
Category:Language
Submitted By:badbunnee*****
Corrected By:verve640

 

 

 



The language allows many fun opportunities to play. It's REALLY fun to combine words that are spelled the same (look the same), but are pronounced differently and have different meanings.. And it's even MORE fun when you can make a meaningful two-word phrase out of them.

Example; a *wound wound* could be *a bandaged injury*, with the first word pronounced to rhyme with *found* and the second word pronounced to rhyme with *tuned*.

These are called homograph-heteronyms; same spelling, different pronunciation, different meanings.

Below are some possible definitions or descriptions for paired homograph-heteronyms. What's the two-word pair for each? I've done the first one. Remember; they are spelled the same but are pronounced differently (sound different).

1. A ribbon tied to the front of the boat. (bow bow)
2. Someone who repairs garments in the city septic system.
3. A fiddle-strumming big inland lake game-fish.
4. A tiny one-sixtieth division of an hour.
5. Sing the first or last musical note on the scale.





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