English homophones - animals
A homophone is a word that sounds the same but is spelled differently and has a different meaning. There are a lot of different examples of homophones, which can make learning English difficult.
English homophones of animal names
We have pulled together a list of animals that share their name with homophones:
Bear or bare
bear - (n.) a large, furry mammal
bare - (n.) uncovered, unclothed
Flee or flea
Flee – (v.). Flee refers to the action of running away
Flea – (n.) flea is a small wingless jumping, parasitic insect.
Soul or sole
Soul – (n.) Soul in this context refers to soul music, which is a style of popular music, combining elements of gospel and rhythm and blues.
Sole – (n.) A European flatfish.
Guerrilla or gorilla
Guerrilla – (n.) Guerrilla refers to a member of a small independent group, which typically fights against larger forces
Gorilla – (n.) A gorilla is a great ape found in the forests of central Africa.
Grizzly or grisly
Grizzly – (n.) Grizzly refers to a large North American brown bear
Grisly – (adj.) grisly means something that causes horror or disgust.
Dear or deer
Dear - (adj.) Refers to an affectionate or friendly form of address.
Deer – (n) A deer is a hoofed animal with bony antlers
Hair or hare
Hair – (n.) strands of protein commonly found on mammals and other animals designed to keep them warm
Hare – (n.) a long eared rodent, in the same family as rabbits but typically have longer ears