Homophones and Homographs
An American Dictionary, 4th ed.
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About the Book
This expanded fourth edition defines and cross-references 9,040 homophones and 2,133 homographs (up from 7,870 and 1,554 in the 3rd ed.).
As the most comprehensive compilation of American homophones (words that sound alike) and homographs (look-alikes), this latest edition serves well where even the most modern spell-checkers and word processors fail—although rain, reign, and rein may be spelled correctly, the context in which these words may appropriately be used is not obvious to a computer.
About the Author(s)
Compiled by James B. Hobbs
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography
Copyright Date: 2019 
Table of Contents
Overview of Homophones and Homographs 3
The “Conflict of Homophones” Controversy 5
Criteria for Including and Excluding Words 6
Notational Devices and Phonetic Symbols 8
Organization of the Dictionary 9
Some Final Thoughts 11
Appendix: Unusual Groupings 351
Five or More One-Syllable Words 352
Four or More Two-Syllable Words 352
Three or More Three-Syllable Words 352
All Four-, Five-, and Six-Syllable Words 353
Homographs (three or more words) 354
Homophones and Homographs (all words) 355
Annotated Bibliography 359
Book Reviews & Awards
“A serious work of exemplary scholarship that stands alone in the field…recommended”—Booklist; “comprehensive, authoritative, and useful sourcebook”—ARBA; “valuable resource…the annotated bibliography is more than seven excellent pages in length…useful”—Library Journal; “a fascinating compendium of potential misunderstandings…a gold mine for students of English and for writers, journalists, and instructors…recommended”—Choice; “the best roster of these phenoma”—Wilson Library Bulletin; “a good choice for any library”—Reference Quarterly; “a good sourcebook”—C&RL News; “the interesting annotated bibliography is a useful, critical guide to a very wide range of relevant dictionaries and commentaries…essential”—Reference Reviews.