I know the title is a bit confusing, English is not my first language. Basically, I'll explain what I mean with a few examples below:
Gramograms - words that sound like letters.(i.e 'are' and 'R', 'cue' and 'q', 'bee' and b. You get the point)
Homonyms - words that sound alike but have different meanings('accept' and 'except', 'die' and 'dye', etc)
Palindromes - words that are spelled the same backwards. ('racecar', 'radar', 'level', are all spelled backwards the same)
Misnomers - a word or term that suggests a meaning that is known to be wrong('Funny bone' isn't a bone but a nerve, 'French Horns' are actually German, 'Koala bears' aren't beards, etc)
Autonyms - word that expresses a property that it also possesses("word" is a word, "English" is in English, "pentasyllabic" has 5 syllabels, etc)
I have two question:
- Is there a full list of these? What others do you know of?
- Is there a word for words that describe words?