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What have these words in common?

tear

putting

number

evening

ragged

tower

resign

all have multiple meanings and pronunciations

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Yup.

Niner has it. B))

heterophones.

Same spelling; multiple pronunciations [and meanings].

I was going to put 1=2 [to follow up on the "magic" idea] in the subtitle,

but then I firured that much of a clue wasn't needed.

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Yup.

Niner has it. B))

heterophones.

Same spelling; multiple pronunciations [and meanings].

I was going to put 1=2 [to follow up on the "magic" idea] in the subtitle,

but then I firured that much of a clue wasn't needed.

I always thought it was homographs, not heterophones.

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