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Is there any website(s) to look up words with similar pronunciation or spelling?

For example: stack, steak, stake, stick.

(It can help me as a non-native English speaker to learn confusing words.)

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You're describing homographs, words which are spelled the same way but which mean different things and may be pronounced differently (fore example moped,) and homophones, words which sound alike but mean different things and may or may not be spelled the same way (for example away and aweigh.)

There's no search engine for those that I am aware of or could find in Google. There are, however, many lists of these types of words on the internet, such this one.

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His examples are neither homographs nor homophones. –  Tim N Jun 13 '11 at 22:04
    
@Tim what are they, then if not homographs and homophones? –  Amazed Jun 13 '11 at 22:47
    
Homographs are words that are spelled the same, and homophones are words that are pronounced the same. The words "steak" and "stake" are neither. I'd call them similar words. –  Tim N Jun 13 '11 at 23:26
    
@Tim "Stake" and "steak" are pronounced the same: they're homophones. –  Amazed Jun 14 '11 at 2:12
    
Sorry, I took the only two words that actually are homophones :) Stack, stake and stick are neither. –  Tim N Jun 14 '11 at 7:06
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Just found rhymezone.com.

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